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Review | ‘Hecate’ is a powerful and inspiring production

Hecate | Subiaco Arts Centre | Until 16 Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★   Yirra Yaakin deliver a theatrical project that has been years in the making, decades, centuries and eons. It’s a journey the company has been on close to a decade. An ambitious plan to present a play by Shakespeare completely in Noongar language. The […]

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Review | Bell Shakespeare brings Julius Caesar into the 21st century

Review | Bell Shakespeare brings Julius Caesar into the 21st century

Julius Caesar | State Theatre Centre | til Aug 11th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  I am ashamed to admit that I had never, in my 31 years as a theatrical actor and director, and 38 years in the film and television industry as an actor and director, seen a Shakespeare play performed live. Tonight […]

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The Actor’s Hub bring a Shakespearean favourite to the stage

The Actor’s Hub bring a Shakespearean favourite to the stage

Romance, magic and mayhem come to the fore in a classic Shakespeare comedy where “the course of true love never did run smooth”. Directed by Amanda Crewes at The Actors’ Hub, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – believed to have been written in the mid-1590s – is masterful piece that deals with the universal theme of […]

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BBC deliver a queer take on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC deliver a queer take on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth the BBC has commissioned a new slab of adaptations of the author’s most famous works. Among them is a very queer take on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Russell T Davies, the man behind the original ‘Queer as Folk’ series, has delivered a gay version of one of […]

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Celebrate Shakespeare this April

Celebrate Shakespeare this April

Are you a lover of the works of Shakespeare? April 22nd 2016 is the eve of St George’s Day and the 400th anniversary of the death of England’s greatest playwright and poet. Mark the occasion at ‘Will, England and St George: A Shakespeare Revel’ , a celebration of the writer’s work. Head down to St George’s […]

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Review: The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet

Review: The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet

  The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet | Regal Theatre | Until Feb 21 |★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Any new work based on Shakespeare groans beneath the sheer volume of previous interpretations. To justify its addition to such a crowded field, any such project has to find a new way of presenting the lyricism and insight of the endlessly […]

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As You Like It

As You Like It

Recent WAAPA Graduates with Director Roger Hodgman     Credit: Daniel Grant “I am a massive Shakespeare lover!” declares actress Grace Smibert (seated in blue jacket). “Every time you work on a Shakespeare play you rediscover how amazing he is. He’s so good – that’s why Shakespeare is loved by everyone.” The WAAPA graduate is thrilled to […]

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