Much Ado About Nothing | From Director James Evans

Much Ado About Nothing is the original romantic comedy. But like all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedy hovers dangerously close. Claudio’s appalling treatment of Hero, her supposed death, and subsequent ‘rebirth’ sit disruptively alongside the sparkling wit of Beatrice and Benedick, and the buffoonery of Dogberry and the Watch. Shakespeare was never constrained by the limitations of genre. Much…Continue reading

The Miser | From Director Peter Evans

I first came across Justin Fleming’s adaptations of Molière’s works in 2005 when I stumbled on a copy of Tartuffe that I ended up directing at Melbourne Theatre Company. Thus began my love affair with these fresh and energetic translations that so perfectly intertwined Molière’s wit with an Australian sensibility. Nearly 15 years on and…Continue reading