An opening procession greats the audience as we stand beneath the arches under the Spring Hill Reservoir building. Three beautifully frocked 'ladies' solemnly walk towards the 'centre stage'. We soon discover these are male actors with one towering at some 7ft complete with long flowing grey beard.
The audience is introduced to the many female Shakespearian characters from Ophelia to Lady Macbeth, Queen Margaret and Gertrude and Juliet with her immortal words for her Romeo. What follows is a truly amazing 75 minutes of intimate late-night theatre with Shakespeare's work portrayed at his very best.
It is a wonderful mix and collision of Shakespeare and we are promised and delivered where "Ophelia runs amuck, Lady Macbeth goes head to head with Juliet, Queen Margaret and Gertrude out-queen each other, Rosalind hosts a dating game show between Viola and Olivia, Portia shoots from the hip, Titania turns Helena and Hermia into faerie slaves, Cleopatra reigns supreme and The Witches run rampant."
The three leading actors - Warwick Comber, Andrew Fraser & Patrick Shearer with Director Michael Beh, bring the words of Shakespeare's Women to life with passion and meaning to every word and gesture. Warwick Comber in particular beings an astonishing performance of true empathy characters, complete with his flowing beard and towering stature.
Third Beauty: Shakespeare's Women is an intimate performance as the audience follows the actors as they traverse under the arches. Spring Hill Reservoir is the perfect backdrop for this amazing performance that has ethereal and spiritual undertones.