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Australian Shakespeare Company

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A Midsummer Night's Dream. Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Perfect weather and a fine performance the costumes were so well done. This was a birthday treat so... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Vicki J
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Woodend, Australia
Definitely worthwhile

The Australian Shakespeare Company put on this remarkable event in the magnificent Melbourne Royal... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Christine c
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Perfect weather and a fine performance the costumes were so well done. This was a birthday treat so we did gold grass with wine and pizza and the pizza was surprisingly good. Have been before and have always been lucky with the weather I highly...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 15 February 2018

The Australian Shakespeare Company put on this remarkable event in the magnificent Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. We were so lucky to have a perfect evening after a still warm sunny day. We also opted for the Gold class option which included a seat near the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christine c
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I took my 7 year- old granddaughter to a matinee performance having shown her the delights of the gardens and tunnel and croquet experiences to be expected as we followed Alice into Wonderland. While the ASCompany did a wonderful job, the fact that the children...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 31 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,...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Andy-actor
Reviewed 5 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...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Sant0s_12
Reviewed 10 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...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank ccvvbb
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...More

Date of experience: January 2013
2  Thank HeatherH66
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