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Australian Shakespeare Company

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Address: L 3 188 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8676 7511
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A part of Melbourne's summer

Australian Shakespeare Company began in the 1980s (and is not to be confused with the Bell Shakespeare Company, another Australian theatre company focusing on Shakespeare's plays... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
Alys-Schatzi
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Australian Shakespeare Company began in the 1980s (and is not to be confused with the Bell Shakespeare Company, another Australian theatre company focusing on Shakespeare's plays and other classics). The ASC tours its productions to city, metropolitan and regional venues, often playing in parks and botanic gardens. It concentrates on making plays popular and accessible. Education of children and youth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Shakespeare's Best Bits is hilarious. The clever device of using the mechanicals from A Midsummer Night's Dream to deliver the best bits of Shakespeare's folio is simply genius. The audience is immediately on their side as they mingle from picnic to picnic during the pre-show, offering personalised moments of witty improvisation before Glenn Elston's play begins with a sarcastic send... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

If you are a visitor to Melbourne over summer, or a permanent resident, please go and see Shakespeare's Best Bits at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Uproariously funny and even if you are a Shakespeare novice, you will find yourself learning many different plays as you go. While you are laughing all the way. The journey with the talented lead actors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Small theatre, but a tremendous production with skilled actors giving Shakespeare's famous play their all! Hugh Sexton was a lean, troubled Hamlet, well-supported by an energetic cast, whose every word was clearly heard. Even the swordfight at the end was well done and the gravediggers in the 'Alas poor Yoric' scene were hilarious, digging in front of the first row... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Wow! The actors really brought this play to life, finding all of the pathos, the energy and the humour in this Shakespeare tragedy. This excellent cast, the skill with sword-play, the dynamic characterizations and beautiful costumes added up to a great evening performance under the open sky. The set, lighting and sound production were quite professional too. The only distractions... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

The recent production of Alice in Wonderland at Ripponlea Mansion Gardens was a very enjoyable experience and I would recommend to all families to go along it is panto in the open air. We also took the opportunity to have a picnic and explore the Ripponlea Gardens and loved it and will come back to this venue again and take... More 

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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