Productions – The Australian Shakespeare Company


Our most recent productions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, unpack your picnic or have gourmet food delivered to you as you settle in to watch the sunset and the fun begin. The jewel in the Shakespeare comedy crown is set to take you on a riotous ride through the interwoven world of Lovers, Fairies and Fools.

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Athenaeum Theatre 2

Professor Higgins bets he can transform the life of a flower girl by helping her learn to speak proper English rather than her cockney dialect.

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Twelfth Night

” The strengths of The Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night lie in how director Glenn Elston and his cast have approached the text – with one hand out in reverence, the other holding a pair of scissors. The piece has been cut in some places, cut-up and rearranged in others, all while never losing sight of telling a beautiful story at its heart.” Arts Review

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Shakespeare’s Best Bits

The six tradesmen and amateur thespians (called the Mechanicals) from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” come together to rehearse the play for Duke Theseus’s wedding written and directed by their Leader, Peter Quince the Carpenter. It is at this first rehearsal that they inform Peter that they have found another writer and want to explore his plays. They convince Peter to return to the stage and together they pursue  a series of fast and furious renderings of the Bard’s best bits.

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Our most recent family theatre productions

Jack and the Beanstalk

Fi-fo-fum, a giant of a pantomime comes to Melbourne! Join forces with Jack as he climbs up the beanstalk, outwits the evil giant and wins riches beyond his wildest dreams.

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The Wind in the Willows

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and, of course, Mr Toad, as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne and Sydney this summer, bringing to life Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank.

“You’ll enjoy it no matter what age you are” Sun Herald

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Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies

Join these magical fairies as they go on an exciting musical adventure.

This enchanting production is an interactive adventure full of activities, acrobatics, and charm that will enthral the young ones these school holidays. Come dressed as a fairy or an elf and join in the performance.

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Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice as she goes down the rabbit hole and follows the White Rabbit into the fun and magical world of Wonderland. She will get taller and smaller, dance with the Dodo, talk with a Caterpillar, sneeze with the Duchess, have tea with the Mad Hatter and keep her head from the Queen of Hearts.

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Working with our Community

Walking with Spirts

Beswick Falls, N.T. 

Witness a traditional Corroborree from several Arnhem Land languages in partnership with the Australian Shakespeare Company over an exclusive weekend.

Walking with Spirits is presented by Djilpin Arts in the community of Beswick/Wugularr.

It is an annual celebration of the community’s culture and heritage, featuring traditional corroborees from several Arnhem Land languages.

Walking with Spirits will be returning in 2019. Click here to sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date.