Planning A Date with the ASC

Posted on 5 November 2015

The perfect date night


The Australian Shakespeare Company's outdoor theatre productions offer the perfect way to impress that special someone this summer. So, if you are planning a romantic day or night out just follow these simple steps and your beloved is sure to swoon.


Step 1. Book tickets here. If you can whip out the tickets before the show, you will look majorly classy.


Step 2. The picnic. This is the make or break really. Relationships have begun and ended over a picnic spread, so don't let yourself down. You can purchase wine, beer, spirits, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, soft drink, chips, chocolate and lollies on site at the candy bar, so that saves a bit of running around on the day. If you want to look uber cool, go to the shops and pick up some bread, dips and cheese. Easy as reciting a sonnet perhaps even simpler really. The main thing to remember is a picnic rug and blanket.


Step 3. If you can get there before your beloved, then do! Find a nice spot, set up your picnic rug, hire a chair ($5 from the box office staff) and let the staff know you are here to impress that someone special. It is not always possible, but when we can arrange a little bit of audience humiliation.. oops! We mean interacting. We do!


Step 4. Finally, you can relax as the show starts up and begin to count all of the brownie points you have just earnt. Congratulations on supplying the date of the year.

 

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Great 'date night' entertainment!

Posted on 9 October 2015
Great 'date night' entertainment!

As You Like It

Valentines Day is booking fast!!   Don't miss the out on this special night !!!

On Valentines Day 2015 join us in the beautiful Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens and be transported to the world of the forest of Arden. A place of tangled loves and mistaken identity. A night with Shakespeare Under the Stars is relaxing and romantic. So pack a picnic, pop the cork and snuggle up under the stars with that someone special. Hurry, tickets are selling fast so don't delay!!

To book tickets click here or call 03 8676 7511

For those who are not sure just how to go about this let us help you!

Step 1. Book tickets here

Step 2. Get the picnic sorted- go to the shops and buy- good quality bread, yummy dips, chocolate and some wine OR you can order a warm meal to be delivered to you at the show here. Wine, beer, cider and soft drinks can also be purchased at the show.

Step 3. Pack a picnic rug and maybe a blanket to have a cuddle under

Step 4. Surprise that someone special one Valentines day, and make your way to The Melbourne Botanic Gardens for the 8.00pm show

Step 5. Relax, watch the show and take stock of all the brownie points you just got

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Catch Up With Felix Berger-O'Neil

Posted on 16 March 2015
Catch Up With Felix Berger-O'Neil

As an only child Felix spent many hours in front of the mirror making faces and putting on voices. This was the beginning of his love for acting; after being introduced to Shakespeare's Hamlet for the first time at 18 by his Literature teacher things spiraled from there. He graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2014 where he.

As an only child Felix spent many hours in front of the mirror making faces and putting on voices. This was the beginning of his love for acting; after being introduced to Shakespeare's Hamlet for the first time at 18 by his Literature teacher things spiraled from there. He graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2014 where he.

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Catch Up With Mark Dickinson

Posted on 16 March 2015
Catch Up With Mark Dickinson

This summer Mark Dickinson is playing both Jaques and Charles in the ASC productions 'As You Like It'. He has received some outstanding reviews for his "solid" (The Age) performance including the credit of being "one of our finest Music Theatre Performers. There doesn't seem to be anything he can't do and that glorious voice if always a joy" (Stage Whispers).

Before Mark found his way to the ASC stage he spent 8 years living and working in London and his theatrical credits include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Disney's High School Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone and Les Miserables. Mark's most notable Australian role is Dr Brian Ironwood, the face of Beyond Blue's Mantherapy campaign. Mark also played the role of Claudius in ASC's production of Hamlet, Col Ricci in Passion, Dan in Next To Normal, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Molokov in CHESS, Lt Brannigan in Guys And Dolls, Mike Kirkeby in Promises, Promises, Gus in CATS and Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Australian film and television credits include the soon to be released Stories I Want To Tell You In Person by Lally Katz (ABC TV), House Husbands (Ch9), Ned (feature), South Pacific (feature), Digital Memory (short), The Damnation of Harvey McHugh (ABC TV).

We sat down with Mark to ask him a few quick questions about his career, performance in As You Like It and what is next for him!

Looking at your biography, you have a huge range of shows up your sleeve, from Les Mis to High School Musical. What parts do you prefer to play?

Yes, I've been very lucky with the diverse range of roles I have played. For a long time, I've been considered for [...]

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Catch up with Lucy Gransbury

Posted on 17 February 2015
Catch up with Lucy Gransbury

Anyone who has seen Lucy Gransbury up on stage already knows what a talent she is- but the behind the scenes Lucy is even more impressive (if you can believe it!). She sings, acts, dances, runs, writes, she is the face of our As You Like It posters and then, to top it all off, she is incredibly lovely.  This summer Lucy has been in two of our shows, Caribbean Pirates at the Polly Woodside Ship and Shakespeare's As You Like It in the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. At times she had three performances a day and would run (yesrun) between sets. She is an absolute star and great gal. Lucy took a moment this week to answer some of our questions

Over the summer, all up how many shows will you have performed in?

In January I got to do 45 shows. A couple were cancelled for rain (damn you, Melbourne!), but for three weeks of January I was scheduled for 16 shows a week. It was awesome. By the end of the Shakespeare season in March, I think I'll be up to about 85 shows for the whole summer. And then I'll fall into a sleep coma, probably.

When Pirates and As You Like It were both playing over Jan, describe your day.

-7 a.m Beep. Beep. Beep. Curl my hair and tuck it under a hat. Drop my car off at the Botanic Gardens, jog 3km's to the Polly Woodside ship. Vegemite toast at the café next door to the ship (most of my pay packet went on toast. Seriously).

-9a.m Arrive at Polly Woodside, which gives us an hour to set-up, warm-up, and have a good ol' Pirate chat.

-10am Caribbean Pirates show, followed by photos [...]

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Planning A Date with the ASC

Nov 05 2015
The perfect date night
The Australian Shakespeare Company's outdoor theatre productions offer the perfect way to impress that special someone this summer. So, if you are planning a romantic day or night out just follow these simple steps and your beloved is sure to swoon.
Step 1. Book tickets here. If you can whip out the ti...

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