MUST’s production of
Shakespeare in Love

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$22 - $35

Past Event

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.

"An absolute joy from beginning to end.” Daily Express

“Makes you feel grateful to be alive.” Independent

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

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.

Originally produced on the West End by Disney Theatrical Productions & Sonia Friedman Productions directed by Declan Donnellan, and designed by Nick Omerod

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French, A Concord Theatricals Company

  • Dates & Times:
    • Thursday 1 June 2023, 7:30pm

    • Friday 2 June 2023, 7:30pm

    • Saturday 3 June 2023, 1:30pm

      This session is Auslan interpreted
    • Saturday 3 June 2023, 7:30pm

  • Standard $35
    Concession $25
    Student $25
    Senior $25
    MSA plus Member (ID required on ticket collection) $22
    Groups 8+ $25
    Standard $35
    Concession $25
    Student $25
    Senior $25
    MSA plus Member (ID required on ticket collection) $22
    Groups 8+ $25
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one interval.

    • Venue: Alexander Theatre

    • Accessibility: Auslan

    • Age suitability: Recommended age: 12+

    • Event warnings: Kissing & sexual foreplay; attempted sexual assault; low grade violence including sword play; low grade coarse language.

  • Venue Details

    Alexander Theatre:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

    Accessibility Information