MUST’s  production of Shakespeare in Love

MUSTs Shaksepare Hero Image
MUSTs Shaksepare Hero Image

June 1 – 3   The Alexander Theatre

 “An absolute joy from beginning to end.”  Daily Express  |  “Makes you feel grateful to be alive.”  Independent          

On Screen, Shakespeare in Love won seven academy awards and stole our hearts.  Now, this tongue-in-cheek reimaging 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: 

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


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, Sat 1.30pm – (AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE)  & 7.30pm


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

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