Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Melbourne Shakespeare Company was founded in 2016 by native Brit and Aussie by choice,  Jennifer Sarah Dean. The company quickly gained success with their debut production described by one reviewer as 'a monolith of the independent theatre scene'.  Since then MSC have gone from strength to strength being recognised both in Australia and  internationally for their hilarious adaptations, charismatic performances and beautiful choreography.  


At Melboune Shakespeare Company we create high energy, family friendly productions and perform them in exciting locations throughout Melbourne city and greater metropolitan area. Our work is highly interactive and incorporates music and dance performed live on stage by our artists. 


We are privileged to work with some of Australia's most experienced and talented performers as well as emerging artists. Our productions are ensemble based and have a strong focus on precision in text, movement and music. 


Melbourne Shakespeare Company holds open auditions twice a year, giving performers of all abilities and experience the chance to work with us. We also run educational workshops for emerging creatives to learn from Melbourne's best Shakespearean directors. 

In 2019 Melbourne Shakespeare Company committed to trying to become one of Australia's first sustainable theatre companies. We use recycled, reclaimed and reused materials for our props and sets, and try to employ sustainable practises throughout all of our rehearsal and performances.  

Executive Team

Artistic Director

Jennifer Sarah Dean


Kevin Hughes

Actors Representative

Johnathan Peck

Communication Manager

Georgia Whyte

Sustainability Champion

Rhiannon Irving

Associate Producer

Peter Snee

Creative Team

Artistic Director

Jennifer Sarah Dean

Visual Designer

Marta Isabella Reina

Producer / Graphic Designer

Michael Mack


Claire Frost