Love’s Labour’s Lost | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Coming into their fourth year, Melbourne Shakespeare Company's fast-paced, lively and vibrant musical takes to Shakespeare are consistently hilarious and unique. But their takes on the more obscure plays, buried in the back of collected editions and rarely seeing the...

Twelfth Night | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Melbourne Shakespeare Company's unique, lively approach to Shakespeare continues in their summer season, working through mistaken identity and playful plots in Twelfth Night. Following shipwrecked and separated twins Viola and Sebastian, they trade roles as Viola...

This Rose Has Thorns | BUSTCO

In Bustco’s world premiere of Dwayne Yancey’s play, two young noble women receive letters from their boyfriends that they’ve been locked in the Tower of London. They set off - Rose, eagerly, and Lily, not so eagerly - to rescue them, disguising themselves in men’s...

The Ides of March | Elwood Social Club Productions

Elwood Social Club Production’s quick-witted production, The Ides of March, is full of quick changes and rapidly paced, constant laughs. When Shakespeare’s trip back in time to research the death of Julius Caesar for his upcoming play gets him imprisoned for the...

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King Lear | Royal Shakespeare Company

Featuring utterly spectacular design and building on this year’s powerful graduating ensemble, Gregory Doran tells the bleak and tragic tale of King Lear on a scale that is both grand and deep against a backdrop of mania and uncertainty.   The play following two...

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Twelfth Night | MUSC

Melbourne University Shakespeare Company promised a Twelfth Night like none you’ve experienced before, and it's delivery is terrifying. Oscar Shaw’s immersive production twists the familiar comedy into a high-stakes thriller of madness and deceit that engulfs the...

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Ajax | Burning House

Following their production of Coriolanus, Burning House continues to delve into a world of constant warfare and bloodshed with one of history’s oldest tragedies, Ajax. Set near the end of the Trojan War, the play follows Ajax’s hopeless rage when recognition for his...

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Julius Caesar | Essential Theatre

With an extremely strong all-female ensemble of six actors, Essential Theatre's Julius Caesar manages to be both subjective and direct, presenting a dramatic night of loyalty, uncertainty, betrayal and ambition. Following on from Heartstring's Coriolanus earlier in...

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Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
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Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
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Coriolanus | The Hartwell Players @ Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre
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Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
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Macbeth | Monash MPavilion @ Monash Mpavilion
Bloody. Bold. Resolute. 🗡️👑🔮 Out of the wreckage of a brutal war, Macbeth rises to power. Ancient forces foreshadow his future, yet it is his wife who provokes it into being. “Desire blurs reality, propelling[...]

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