11 - 19 DECEMBER | St. Kilda Botanical Gardens

Family Theatre

This December we will be launching our brand new interactive family musical Telling Tales. Pack a picnic and join us on 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 aged 5+. 


Show Capacities: Due to COVID density limits, tickets to our performances are limited and may sell out quickly. 

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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.

Emma Austin

Director / Co-Writer

Harry Dowling

Stage Manager

Anthony Craig


Pirate Cat Productions

Set Designer

Jodi Hope

Costumer Designer