A Winter’s Tale by Melb Shakespeare Co. @ Central Park, MalvDog
THEATRE IS BACK, BAYBAYYYY… and so is I, aka Sam The Review Guy.
Last week the legends at Melb Shakespeare Co. debuted their latest masterpiece, A Winter’s Tale, and hoooo-boiii was it a good time. While I pride myself on being an educated theatre gay, I was unfamiliar with this peace by Shakespo, and having seen the work now I understand why I’d not seen it before. It’s a rogue story, and def not one that would be turned into a 2000s teen RomCom staring Amanda Bynes.
BUT that aside, the crew at MSC delivered a performance that truly had Sam The Review Guy LOLing in my own private, socially-distanced patch of grass. There were some familiar faces on stage (shoutout to my gal Emma who makes me obnoxiously cackle erry time), and some faces I don’t recognise but want to see more of (AKA handsome Adam Canny and his moustache – side note: I’ve recently comes to terms with the fact that I get v sweaty for a man with a mo’ DON’T KINK-SHAME ME).
As ushhh, the actors had done their homework and portrayed every character fabulously and *thank ye*they didn’t make me feel like a loser for not knowing the show. The set was simple and made the story hella easy to follow. The Director also made sure us hoes got a neck workout with something happening on every corner of the stage (not going to make a hooker joke cos sex work is real work). In true MSC style, there was a music break every time you started to get distracted by the fact that your Pinot Gris tasted like Chardonnay (turns out it was oaked and I got catfished). Music choices were a 9/10…would be 10/10 but jebus I don’t vibe with Ed Sheeran.
REAL TALK: there’s legit zer-OH reasons why you shouldn’t go and see this. You’ll be supporting local artists (tick), you’ll be funding local theatre (tick), you get to sit in a gorg park (tick) and you’ll have a fcking good night out (double tick).
Welcome to 2021 Sprinks. It’s the year of supporting local, and for SAM THE REVIEW GUY to find a man. Moustache not optional.
Love, Sam The Review Guy