The ASC's Graduate Player's present 'TWELFTH NIGHT' the Cabaret. Join our Graduate players as they present their 60 minute retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy. This performance has been injected with original songs, hilarious jokes and is being told by Melbourne's up and coming performance. See it in Melbourne before the show tours to Europe to perform in the Prague English Speaking Cabaret Festival. 

Performance Times:

Thursday 11th May, 7pm
Friday 12th May, 7pm
Saturday 13th May, 2pm
Saturday 13th May, 7pm

Please note, the theatre will open 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

Performance Location:

Atheneaum Theatre #2. Level 3, 188 Collins St Melbourne.

There is a lift available to the performance venue.


All tickets $25, General Admission (no asigned seating)

Running Time:

60 minutes


This is the 7th year of our Youth Ensemble which has operated under several names included 'Bravehearts' and 'Graduate Players'. 2017 marks the second year that our Graduate Players have traveled to perform in Prague. We would like to thank Kevin Hopkins for his hard work developing the program over the last few years.

Performance times in Prague

26th May - 7.45pm

27th May - 7.45pm

28th May - 9.15pm

29th May - 6.15pm

30th May - 7.45pm

More information on our Prague season will be made available soon.

The Graduate Players program takes place annually. If you are interested in being a part of the 2018 program, please sign up to our email list and we will let you know when auditions are open. Applications generally open in November with auditions in December.



Bravehearts 2015 & 2016

"Bravehearts to me is not just about getting up on stage and playing a role, it's about learning what it means to be actor. This was an incredible journey from the first script read through in an room in Williamstown to the final bow on stage in Prague, and we as a unit pushed  through together. I loved just how involved we all got with every aspect and everyone had a say which made it our show. Thanks to the wisdom and keen eyes of our directors Kevin Hopkins and Phil Sumner we created something memorable and I can't thank Bravehearts enough from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity."



Bravehearts 2016

"Bravehearts is a rich and diverse project for young actors, which educates under the direction of professional theatre practitioners and offers invaluable first hand industry experience. The project is much more than a production as skills classes and theory based research offer a very real taste of what life would be like if these aspiring actors were to attend a university affiliated drama school. Much Ado - The Musical was my first project with Bravehearts. My position within the group was that of a professional actor with a 1st class B.A (Hons) in Acting Studies and over 15 years experience. I was to play the role of Don Pedro and lead by example, however, throughout the projects supervision and guidance of Glenn Elston, Kevin Hopkins, Sue-Ellen Shook, Paul Norton and Phil Sumner, I found the mature attitude, complete dedication and raw ability of all involved to be of the highest standard. Overall, I believe Bravehearts to be a positive and worthwhile step for any aspiring actor, which I would not hesitate to support again."



Can you see yourself here in Prague?! Why not travel to Prague and perform with the Australian Shakespeare COmapny's Graduate Players.

Applications are now open.

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