Benedict Andrews directed what is arguably the most perfect of all comedies. It was written for a wedding – and finales don’t come any more blissfully harmonious – but the wild pre-nuptials are the fun part: clothes and social skins are shed, nice people turn nasty and imaginations run riot. There’s gorgeous poetry and visceral physicality, eroticism both elegant and bestial, but through all the frenzy runs a glorious meditation on that most powerful of magics – the unseen force that turns worlds upside down – love.


Helen Buday
Luke Carroll
Ralph Cotterill
Tim Draxl
Rita Kalnejais
Jacek Koman
John Leary
Socratis Otto
Nathan Page
Anthony Phelan
Billie Rose Pritchard
Ian Watkin
Darren Weller


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Benedict Andrews
Set Design Robert Cousins
Lighting Design Mark Truebridge
Costume Design Tess Schofield
Composer & Sound Design Max Lyandvert
Choreographer Sarah-Jayne Howard
Technician Matt Cox
Stage Manager Kylie Mascord