11 - 19 DECEMBER | St. Kilda Botanical Gardens

Family Theatre

In December 2021 Melbourne Shakespeare Company launched a brand new interactive family musical Telling Tales. A magical adventure featuring your favourite fairy tales and fables from around the globe. 

The production involves sing-along songs, puppetry, live music and dance that the whole family will love. 

Telling Tales is a 60 minute interactive adventure is suitable for children of all ages. 

This production was made possible thanks to the Support of The City of Port Phillip. 

Following a Sold Out season in 2021, we are excited to announce more seasons in the future.

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Director

A Note from the Director Emma Austin

As a theatre maker in 2021, it has been a particularly interesting time to be looking at the world and how we treat each other. I am so excited to showcase Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s brand-new family musical ‘Telling Tales’. In this show we are utilising stories from around the globe to tell a story of inclusion, friendship and of course, a cheeky little dog. 

When Jen offered me the opportunity to direct, I physically couldn’t contain my excitement. A SHOW? FOR KIDS? With the MELBOURNE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY? As a teacher and actor, I couldn’t be more excited to create and showcase this new work. Working with Anthony Craig to create the show is a dream and we can’t wait to hear the screams of ‘HE’S BEHIND YOU!’

I truly hope you’ll all love the show as much as we do and that both the children and adults are enthralled, delighted and giggling the whole way through.

Creative Team

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Producer / Graphic Designer

Michael Mack

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Director / Co-Writer

Emma Austin

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Stage Manager

Harry Dowling

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Artistic Director

Jennifer Sarah Dean

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Co-Writer

Anthony Craig

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Costumer Designer

Jodi Hope

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General Manager

Kate Weston

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Assistant Director

Chelsea Matheson

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Set Designer

Pirate Cat Productions

TELLING TALES, 2021

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