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You pick who will play the Shrew and who plays the Tame
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The Melbourne Shakespeare Company are hosting The Taming of the Shrew from 7-22 December 2019 at The Rose Garden, St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 11 Herbert St, St Kilda. Performance times are from 7pm to 8.30pm on weekdays, with a 2nd extra show on weekends from 2pm to 3.30pm. There are no shows on the Mondays. Get your tickets here. Tickets are $30 Adults, $25 students and pensioners and $20 for children aged 4-15 years.

Shakespeare has gone IMPROV. Each night, you the audience decides who plays the Shrew and who plays the Tame. This makes way for circumstances where anything can happen. Audience involvement lays the ground for a night of hilarity in a wild night of theatre packed with comedy, live music and as much adventure as you can handle in a fast-paced 90-minute event. It's the kind of theatre, unlike anything you've seen before. Head to the event page for updates and to preview the cast you'll be putting to work.


The Taming of the Shrew features choreography from John Reed (West Side Story) and musical accompaniment by Paul Morris (Wind in the Willows) and incorporates hits from the likes of Sinatra, Cher and even Australian Crawl. Packed with local references it's going to be a rollercoaster ride of language, love, and laughter that you won't forget. The costumes by Rhiannon Irving (The Australian Ballet) are to be marvelled at, along with set by Hayley James (Beauty and the Beast) made entirely from recycled materials.

One of the most exciting projects yet, it's not to be missed. The cast is pushed to the limits, having to rehearse multiple versions of the production, not knowing who will go on until the start of the show. You can just imagine how nerve-racking that must be for them. This is a family-friendly production and you're encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy while being entertained watching the show. Seating is provided at the venue and don't forget to bring your protective sunwear for the matinee performances. Opening night is on Tuesday 10 December and the event runs for 90 mins with no interval.

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There are four public summer workshops being run as follows. Click on the links given below for TICKETS and further details so you know what to bring to the workshop you're attending. See further comprehensive details HERE on the website.

Beginners Shakespearean Workshop - Monday 9 December - a perfect introduction to Shakespeare with actor, director and dramaturge Paul Robertson
Audition Workshop - Monday 9 December - Learn from London's Globe trained director Jennifer Sarah Dean how to impress the panel in your next audition
Sustainable Costume Design Workshop - Monday 16 December - learn from costumier Rhiannon Irving and discover sewing and wearable art tips and tricks to create your very own sustainably designed skirt or waistcoat from recycled materials
Stage Combat Workshop - Monday 16 December - master stage combat and learn fight choreography with choreographer John Read

A great opportunity to further your knowledge with the experts in the industry.
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Why? The Taming of the Shrew at St Kilda Botanical Gardens
When: 7 - 22 December 2019 at 7pm each day with an extra show at 2pm on Sat & Sun
Where: The Rose Garden, St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 11 Herbert St, St Kilda, VIC
Cost: $30 Adult, $25 Concession, $20 Child aged 4 to 15years
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