Queen Margaret visits Ballarat

23 April, Ballarat, Victoria.

Another outing for Margaret of Anjou, previously seen in Perth.

Medieval painting of a woman in ermine and high head-dress.
Portrait of Margaret d’Anjou

A rehearsed reading at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, directed by Kim Durban, and performed by the Third Years of the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia.

Margaret of Anjou, is a ‘new’ play by William Shakespeare, constructed by Elizabeth Schafer and Philippa Kelly. Which is basically the good bits of the three Henry VI plays, and the mad bits of Richard III. Watching Queen Margaret, as depicted by Shakespeare, is to travel along on a roller-coaster ride of a life, if the roller-coaster was made out of filleting knives and scorpions.

Saturday April 23rd at 4pm.

Preceded by a performance of “Shakespeare’s  Songs and Sonnets” at 2.30pm. Students of the Arts Academy will present some favourites of Shakespeare’s sonnets, and a cappella group VOX will sing a selection of songs from Shakespeare.

Entry is by donation, but tickets can be pre-booked.

Full details here.