Shakespeare in Love

Go and See MUST’s Production of Shakespeare in Love!

 June 1 – 3 at The Alexander Theatre

An absolute joy from beginning to end.” Daily Express

Makes you feel grateful to be alive.” Independent

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This fine production will feature a dedicated Auslan-interpreted performance, ensuring an inclusive and accessible experience for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

MUST is committed to promoting inclusivity and providing equitable access to the arts for all members of the community.

Their highly skilled Auslan interpreters will be present on Saturday the 3rd of June, for their matinee performance (1:30pm) of Shakespeare in Love.

Academy-Award Winning Drama

On screen, Shakespeare in Love won seven academy awards and stole our hearts.

Now, this tongue-in-cheek reimagining of William Shakespeare is also an enchanting, hilarious stage play, and a celebration of theatre itself.

Young Will has a bad case of writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching and he’s in desperate need of inspiration.

He finds it in Viola, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor.

Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – his masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet.

With opening night fast approaching, plots collide in a rollicking tale of romance, mistaken identity, petty scheming, dramatic irony, lusty innuendo, and tempestuous wordplay.

Shakespeare in Love is a stirring love story, and at its heart, a joyful, hilarious love letter to live theatre – with plenty of knowing winks to the present.

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.

Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) continues to support students and create astonishing and powerful work that consistently punches way above its weight and acts as an incubator for some of our most important emerging theatre artists.” Australian Arts Review, 2022

In partnership with MPAC, MUST returns to the Alexander Theatre where they have staged some of their most memorable productions, such as –

Spring Awakening:

I was rendered speechless … pure ecstasy” ★★★★★ Theatrepeople

…and David Finnigan’s Kill Climate Deniers: “compelling and electric theatre that needs to be seen” Australian Arts Review

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Don’t Miss MUST’s Production of Shakespeare in Love!

  • Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
  • Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, Music by Paddy Cunneen
  • Directed by Yvonne Virsik, Set Design by Nathan Burmeister
  • Dates: 1 – 3 June 2023
  • Thurs & Fri 7.30pm

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  • Tickets: $25 Conc. $35 Full
  • Venue: The Alexander Theatre, 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, CLAYTON
  • Run time: approx. 2 hrs, 30 mins, including interval
  • Age Suitability: 13+
  • Content Notes: Adult Themes, Low Grade Violence, Sexual Assault

Enquiries via MUST 9905 8173 | musttheatre

MEDIA CONTACT: Lucianne Watts (e) (ph) 0481 435 429

*This production is proudly supported through collaboration with Monash University Performing Arts Centres and the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor, Major Campuses and Student Engagement.

Monash Uni Student Theatre is a department of the Monash Student Association.

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