The artisans who work behind the scenes on MTC shows may be out of sight but their impressive skills and talent are vital in creating the magic of theatre. Costume maker John Van Gastel gives us a glimpse of what’s involved.
Coffee in the Lounge
Claire van der Boom and Michael Wahr take on the lead roles of William Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in Shakespeare in Love.
Learn more about the set design for Shakespeare in Love by exploring this interactive image.
Cast members from Shakespeare in Love tell us about choreography, corsets and codpieces.
Lighting designer Matt Scott helps sculpt a visual language for Shakespeare in Love.
Musical Director Andrew Kroenert plays on.
Fight Director Nigel Poulton brings organised chaos to the fight scenes in Shakespeare in Love.
Behind the 80 plus costumes that grace the Playhouse stage in Shakespeare in Love, an enormous amount of work has gone on behind the scenes at MTC HQ.
Learn more about this boisterous romantic comedy in our production programme, which can be purchased at the theatre for $2 or downloaded for free online.
Work experience student Katherine spent a week laughing and learning while observing rehearsals for Shakespeare in Love.
Meet the Cast
Director Simon Phillips has assembled a cast of 14 talented actors to bring Shakespeare in Love to life. Meet the team below.
Simon Phillips directs the ultimate romantic comedy – Shakespeare in Love.