The Winter’s Tale | Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Now in their the company's sixth year, Jennifer Sarah Dean's The Winter's Tale adds layers to a rarely performed play, with music melding drama and comedy. The Winter’s Tale follows the fallout after the paranoid King Leontes of Sicilia accuses his pregnant queen...

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...

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Macbeth | wit incorporated

In a play in which one of the most famous lines is 'unsex me here,' Jennifer Innes' gender swapped interpretation recreates the bloody world of Macbeth where women battle for their country and their crown as their husbands persuade them to betrayal in whispers.  It...

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Othello | Bell Shakespeare

Othello is a play disturbing in cruelty and otherness that is both archaic and chillingly contemporary. Peter Evan's touring production blurs the dichotomy of the play - seen and unseen, puppeteer and pawn - into a tragedy of isolation and impulse from which no...

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The Winter’s Tale | Class Act Theatre

I’ve always found The Winter’s Tale fascinating, as in Shakespeare’s final years he intermingles comedy with tragedy, switches revenge for redemption and becomes increasingly drawn to a world of magic. It’s an ambitious and often difficult blend, and one that Stephen Lee’s vision expertly brings to life in a evening of suspicion, love and atonement.

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The Tragedy of Coriolanus | Burning House

Along with the growing popularity of the downfall of Coriolanus having some interesting implications of the current social climate, it allows for a thrilling, complex and terrifyingly contemporary tragedy to finally see the light of day. While the play is infamously divisive, having being used as both fascist and communist propaganda, Robert Johnson’s production sticks closer to the text in exploring both the virtuous and the despicable within all characters in a war between public influence and jealous privacy, tyranny and political game-play.

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Shakespeare Live! | RSC

With a fantastic range of inspiration, including ballet, classical music, hip hop, Broadway, and of course the plays themselves, the Shakespeare Live! tribute show provides something for everyone and joyously celebrates how 400 years after his death, Shakespeare is indeed more alive then ever.

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