Pialligo Estate Vineyard and Lakespeare & Co. are delighted to introduce Shakespeare by the Vines, a dinner & theatre event like no other in Canberra.
Enter a world of wine, food, fairies and fun, see what fools these mortals be. Set in the stunning Glasshouse space on the beautiful Pialligo Estate with sunset views of the olive grove, and nearby vines and orchards. Just minutes away from the city’s centre, join us for a glass or two of crisp Canberra wine, a plate or four of amazing local produce, take in the venue’s high glass walls, lush gardens, glorious natural light and immerse yourself in Lakespeare & Co.’s bespoke, bold and vibrant performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
In 2018 Lakespeare gave you one story; the goings-on in Leonato’s household in Much Ado About Nothing. In 2019 we gave you two stories; separated twins crashing into Illyria’s madness in Twelfth Night. And in 2020 we have chosen the comedy of Shakespeare which gives you three stories: the trials of four young lovers trapped in a forest, the tension between Fairy Queens Oberon and Titania and the ordeal of a group of wanna-be artisans (the mechanicals) attempting to stage an ancient play. Feuding families, parental control and magical madness mix together in Lakespeare’s third summer season.
There is no show in Canberra like this boutique show. While tickets are limited, the memories won’t be.
Your support of this unique event will help Lakespeare to continue to bring quality, accessible theatre to Canberra’s summer parks in future years.
When | Thursday 26 February 2020 or Friday 27 February 2020, from 6pm to 10pm.
Early bird specials apply up until 25 January.
For more information please go to the Pialligo Estate Events Page. Enquiries should go through to the Estate Events team who will be available to assist you from 6 Jan after a well earned Christmas break. Those with special dietary requirements can discuss with Pialligo Estate prior to the show.
INTERSTATE VISITORS: The Diplomat Hotel are offering $150 per night including breakfast, a free drink voucher and a gift on arrival (max two people).
Lakespeare & Co is an independent theatre company created by Taimus Werner-Gibbings, Duncan Driver, Lexi Sekuless and Paul Leverenz. The company present a free summer Shakespeare season called Shakespeare by the Lakes (SBTL), boutique events such as Shakespeare Down the Pub and, now, Shakespeare by the Vines. Our mission is to make theatre (especially Shakespeare) accessible to Canberrans.
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