ASC in the UK 

The Australian Shakespeare Company has been fortunate enough to perform in London's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew throughout August. We presented two of our family favourite productions: 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'The Dream Fairies'. We performed 104 shows over 6 weeks. 

How did this exciting adventure come about? 

In Feb 2016, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew sent Artistic Director, Glenn Elston, a note asking him if working in the Gardens would be something the ASC might be interested in. Glenn replied 'in a heart beat'. After a few phone calls, a notice for casting and lots of inflight entertainment the ASC found themselves working in one of the most beautiful botanic gardens on the planet. 

The ASC brought over 10 Australian team members from our Melbourne base. The majority of stage management, front of house and performance roles were cast locally in London. It has been such a wonderful experience for our Australian Team to work in London, with the Gardens and with our wonderful UK team members. 

How did the shows go?! 

'The Wind in the Willows' was described as "the best show ever" by an audience member and 'Dream Fairies' was simply magical with lots of young (and some older) audience members arriving in the gardens with their fairy wings and wands on full display. 

What is your next adventure?

While our UK team is packing up their adventure we are now planning our Melbourne and Sydney summer seasons. Before our UK team head home, they are going to work on creating another UK adventure for 2017 - wish them luck!

More information on our UK adventure can be found here:




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