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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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

Producer / Graphic Designer

Michael Mack

Director / Co-Writer

Emma Austin

Stage Manager

Harry Dowling

Artistic Director

Jennifer Sarah Dean


Anthony Craig

Costumer Designer

Jodi Hope

General Manager

Kate Weston

Assistant Director

Chelsea Matheson

Set Designer

Pirate Cat Productions