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The Tempest

Back in Central Park, Malvern for the first time since our sell-out season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we are ready to blow audiences away with our stellar performances, innovative staging, and a live rock accompaniment. That’s right, we’ll be taking you all the way back to the 80s, imbuing this Shakespeare classic with all the grit and spunk of punk rock.

Central Park, Malvern

25 Feb - 12 March 2023


The Wacky Wombat

Central Park, Malvern

4 - 12 March 2023

Let's go on an adventure to find the Wacky Wombat! 

Join Alex on a whirlwind adventure of magic, music and mayhem as we go on a mission to find the Wacky Wombat. 

The Wacky Wombat is a fun, frenetic and fabulous musical adventure perfect for families. Written by Emma Austin and Anthony Craig and featuring new songs by Story Surprise, the Wacky Wombat is full of laugh out loud comedy, beautiful choreography and musical medleys that kids and adults will love.


Melbourne Shakespeare Company return to fortyfivedownstairs with their exhilarating contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s original political thriller Julius Caesar. 


A divisive leader who’s desire for power poses a threat to republicanism is violently assassinated, civil war erupts and through the chaos a new leader must rise to fill the void. 


Directed by Richard Murphet with design by Tony Award Nominated designer Dale Ferguson, Julius Caesar is destined to be a striking new production that you won’t want to miss. 

Performance Season: 24 August - 3 September 2023

Venue: fortyfivedownstairs Theatre

Producer - Michael Mac

Artistic Director - Jennifer Sarah Dean

Director - Richard Murphet

Costume/Set Designer: Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer - Kris Chainey

Sound Designer - Thomas Kunz

Who are Melbourne Shakespeare Company?

Melbourne Shakespeare Company are proud to present exciting, engaging contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic plays in unique settings across Melbourne.  We are privileged to work with some of Australia's most experienced and talented performers, crew and creatives. 

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