Shake­speare in the Gar­dens

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The Aus­tralian Shake­speare Com­pany is per­form­ing sev­eral plays in the Royal Botanic Gar­dens this month. Open­ing on 21 De­cem­ber is “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream”, Shake­speare’s ri­otous ride through the in­ter­wo­ven world of lovers, fairies and fools. This new pro­duc­tion is full of ro­man­tic com­edy, ex­quis­ite poetry, fairy magic, clown­ish char­ac­ters, hu­mour and crazy crossed paths that re­sult in funny mis­ad­ven­tures. The show starts at 8.30pm. You can bring your own food and drink or hot food can be or­dered on­line or at the on­site box of­fice. Open­ing on 22 De­cem­ber is the ever pop­u­lar “The Wind in the Wil­lows”. This crit­i­cally-ac­claimed out­door the­atre pro­duc­tion de­liv­ers mu­sic, songs and laughs. There is fun for young and old as the Head Chief Rab­bit trans­forms the au­di­ence into rab­bits. The young ‘rab­bits’ are then en­cour­aged to get in­volved in the ac­tion. Per­for­mances are be­ing held at 10am and 6pm on cer­tain nights.

From 21 De­cem­ber “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream”, from 22 De­cem­ber, “The Wind in the Wil­lows”, Royal Botanic Gar­dens, Bird­wood Av­enue, South Yarra. 8676 7511. drea­munderthes­

“The Wind in the Wil­lows”.

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