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William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)

November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - December 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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Melville Theatre presents

“William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play”

a comedy by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Directed by Vanessa Jensen

Venue:  Melville Theatre
cnr Stock Rd & Canning Hwy, Palmyra

Performance Dates:  November 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28*, December 2, 3, 4

Times:  All evening shows at 8.00pm, *except Sunday 28th at 2pm

Tickets:  $23 Full, $18 Concession
Groups 10+ @ $18 each
transaction fees apply

Bookings:  TAZ Tix  9255 3336  or Book Online

Using questionable scholarship and street performer smarts, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches, characters and plot devices of Shakespeare’s 39 plays to create a fast, funny and fictional 40th!

This is Shakespeare without really being Shakespeare. It’s funny, a bit silly and filled with references to pop culture, Disney and many of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. 

Three actors give a physical and frantic performance playing many roles and changing numerous costumes, voices and accents, while also occasionally playing musical instruments – frequently all at the same time!

The main challenge, according to director Vanessa Jensen, is reassuring non-Shakespeare fans that they don’t need to know or like his work to enjoy the show. 

“We also don’t want to offend true Shakespeare aficionados with the way the great Bard’s work is twisted and turned inside out for the sake of humour,” she said. 

“The play, with its multitude of characters, costumes and accents, needs to be carefully choreographed and managed to ensure the flow is smooth and the audience can keep up.” 

Featuring:  Grace Edwards, Thomas Dimmick and John Whinnen.

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A message from Melville Theatre: Re Covid Requirements –  The State Government has relaxed venue capacity limits and Melville Theatre is following the current guidelines.
Patrons will be required to scan the WASafe QR code from their smart phones on arrival or fill out the attendance sheet on check in. All of these requirements will be reviewed again as per government recommendations.  

Wheelchair & Companion Card holders please phone to make your booking.

Venue:  Melville Theatre
Corner Stock Rd & Canning Hwy, Palmyra
GPS:  393A Canning Hwy, Palmyra (entry off Stock Rd)

Performance Dates: November 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28*, December 2, 3, 4

Times:  All evening shows at 8.00pm, *except Sunday 28th at 2pm
(Doors open 45 minutes prior to curtain)
Running time:  approx 100 minutes plus 20 min interval

Please arrive at the box office to check in
Cash/Card bar

$23 Full, $18 Concession

Groups 10+ @ $18 each
Transaction fees apply

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Payment and Ticket Printing:   On completion of your booking you will receive a payment confirmation email from Paypal (secure payment gateway).
Payment is by visa, mastercard credit or debit card (select pay by card), or alternatively you can use your paypal account if you have one.
You will receive a second email from TicketThis which will contain a link that you can click if you choose to view / print tickets.
Any queries please call TAZ Tix on 9255 3336

At Melville Theatre you do not need to print tickets. When you arrive at the theatre you need to check-in at the box office, as they need to know you’ve arrived. Your booking is under the name of the person who placed the booking.

Start: November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
End: December 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Event Categoriescomedy, Theatre
Venue Name: Melville Theatre
Address: 393A Canning Hwy
Palmyra, WA 6157 Australia

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Organizer Name: Melville Theatre Company