Shakespeare in the garden


One of world’s most loved tragedies is coming to Leura Park Estate.

Leura Park Estate, together with Essential Theatre, presents two performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which is one of Shakespeare’s most powerful and popular works.

Tempted by the prophecies of three mysterious witches and encouraged by his power hungry wife, Macbeth’s ambition to be King of Scotland leads him into a nightmarish world of evil, deceit, and murder.

Shakespeare’s rousing tragedy if filled with ferocious battles, supernatural horrors, stunning language and some of the Bard’s most vivid characters.

In a time where people are hooked on Game of Thrones and Black Mirror, where political ambition drives decisions at any cost, Essential Theatre takes it back to where it all began.

As the sun sets, the dark night approaches and the witches come out to play let yourself be taken on this tremendous journey.

Leura Park Estate has hosted sell-out Shakespeare in the Vines events every year since 2011 and is delighted to present such a fabulous concept over two nights.

This year Leura Park will again be staging the performance within the barrel shed and winery enclave which ensures weather protection for patrons whilst featuring a terrific working winery ambience amidst a backdrop of majestic cypress trees and undulating paddocks.

There will be a range of onsite food options on the nights to suit all budgets and tastes.

Wine, beer and cider will also be available for purchase before and after the performance.

Post-performance, there will be live music until late on both nights where guests get to meet and mingle with the cast.

The performances are on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 February. Gates open at 5pm with the performance commencing at 7pm on both nights. Tickets are available only via Geelong Arts Centre and cost $45.

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