Presented by Independent TheatreReviewed 5 August 2021 Macbeth is a five-act tragedy which Independent Theatre have managed to pare down to two hours with no interval. Amazingly, unlike other productions I have seen, nothing seems to be missing, any cuts have been judicious, and the bard’s language has been preserved. Above all the feel of […]
What would a Fringe be without a Shakespeare adaptation?
It’s always great to see Shakespeare getting an airing, and sometimes a bit of dramatic licence and remodelling help the story to obtain a new lease of life. We gender swap, mash-up and attempt to inject new energy into old stories.
The imagining of Shakespeare's retirement years, written by Ben Elton.
A tight show perfect for an afternoon's worth of cheese and wine, Raw Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors makes for pleasant viewing.
A pleasant way to spend a late spring evening, watching Shakespeare performed in the open air! The theatre Guild’s production of As You Like It works well in the amphitheatre-like space that is Pfitzner Court at the uni.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most recognised tragedies, following arguably one of theatre's most complex couples on their increasingly merciless path towards the crown. But, are the Macbeth’s monsters of ambition and savagery, or are they the fractured result of trauma?
Drawing on four of Shakespeare's history plays (Richard II, Henry IV and Henry V), director Rob Croser has woven an enthralling single play.
Shakespeare is a serious business, so why was there so much laughter in the theatre? It is because director Megan Dansie is not afraid to treat the script with the irreverence it occasionally deserves.
Any of Shakespeare’s tragedies are a big ask, especially for the lead player, and Hamlet has been played by many big names
In Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare called them Rude Mechanicals, common folk who want to perform for the Prince and maybe win his favour.
Presented by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Reviewed 16 October 2015 As part of their two-concert tribute to Mendelssohn, the ASO presented a performance of, possibly his best known work, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Opening the night was Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F Major. Bach has been presented along with Mendelssohn, as he was a […]
In 2007, young dramaturg Ben Power, was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, to develop a 'Romeo and Juliet' for older actors.
Set in modern times 'A Tender Thing' portrays an ageing Romeo and Juliet in a tender, often funny, and ultimately poignant story of love.
When Megan Dansie directs Shakespeare something special happens. The setting of this piece at the end of WWII gives it depth and a darker side than it previously seemed to show.
State Theatre SA has launched its 2015 program of plays which aim to provoke, inspire and delight with a celebration of modern & classic shows & big names.
Prejudice. Anger. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. It could only be the greatest love story of all time…
With themes covering our need for love, connectivity and community; plays consisting of classics, new Australian works and works daring to push the envelope; and a line up of local, interstate and even international talent, next year’s season promises to be quite exciting with a little something for everyone.
The State Theatre Company and Australia’s national Shakespeare company will collaborate for the first time in this effervescent, irreverent, and deliciously convoluted farce.
The production looks at some of the many aspects of love, as seen through the Elizabethan eyes of William Shakespeare. Don’t waste too long in booking, as Shakespeare always has great appeal.