One of the most popular events on Tyalgum’s annual calendar. Now in it’s 8th year, the Midwinter Shakespeare Festival is back for 2023.
This year’s offering is a very special one: Shepherd’s Purse Theatre Troupe have secured the rights to the Australian Community Theatre premiere of ‘Shakespeare In Love’.
Based on the Oscar winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, ‘Shakespeare In Love’ brings all of the fun, adventure and romance of the hit 1998 film vibrantly to life.
Penniless and indebted to two demanding producers, struggling young playwright William Shakespeare is tormented by writer’s block until he meets the beautiful Viola de Lesseps, daughter of a wealthy merchant, whose fiery passion for poetry and drama leaves her secretly longing to be an actor. Both are despondent when they learn that Viola’s father has promised her to the stuffy Lord Wessex in order to gain a title for their family. Under the veil of secrecy, Will and Viola’s passionate love affair becomes the basis of the very play he is writing – Romeo and Juliet. With opening night – and the wedding day – fast approaching, the plots race toward a parallel conclusion. Will it all work out in the end or are the two star-crossed lovers destined for tragedy?
This acclaimed play has had audiences raving around the world:
“Makes you feel grateful to be alive.”
“A joyous celebration of theatre.”
Daily Telegraph (UK)
“A heady celebration of the act of theatre.”
“An absolute joy from beginning to end.”
“A swooning delight.”
Thurs 13, Fri 14 & Sat 15 July
Banquet Style Dinner & Show
Two Course dinner.
$95 per person
Includes Dinner & Show.
Enjoy a complimentary goblet of mulled wine on arrival.
Dress up and get in the spirit!
Call 0488 713 241