Shakespeare in Love [Melbourne]
Shakespeare in Love [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday June 3, 2023
1:30 PM


Alexander Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts (Clayton Campus)
Exhibition Walk
Melbourne, Victoria 3168

Auslan Interpreter/s

Megan Bushby & Linda D'Ornay

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Young Will has a bad case of writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. He finds it in Viola, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – his masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. With opening night fast approaching, plots collide in a rollicking tale of romance, mistaken identity, petty scheming, dramatic irony, lusty innuendo, and tempestuous wordplay.

Shakespeare in Love is a stirring love story, and at its heart, a joyful, hilarious love letter to live theatre – with plenty of knowing winks to the present.

“I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”

“Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) continues to support students and create astonishing and powerful work that consistently punches way above its weight and acts as an incubator for some of our most important emerging theatre artists.” Australian Arts Review, 2022

In partnership with MPAC, MUST returns to the Alexander Theatre where they have staged some of their most memorable productions:

Spring Awakening: “I was rendered speechless … pure ecstasy” ????? Theatrepeople
and David Finnigan’s Kill Climate Deniers: “compelling and electric theatre that needs to be seen” Australian Arts Review

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