a saucy new musical
“I want to create something no one would ever believe was created by a woman.”
- Judith Shakespeare
Miss Shakespeare is a story inspired by the Bard’s daughter, whose own creative aspirations come alive as she leads a group of women in something secret, subversive, and illegal: the staging of a play.
The mad mind of Judith Shakespeare explodes in this sensational musical, which garnered a 2016 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for “Outstanding Production”.
It’s the 1600’s and women are banned from the stage, but the suppressed female mind is finding it difficult to stay…well, suppressed. Behind the dingy walls of The Cage Tavern, six women explore the seductive power of the theatre. With a musical score influenced by underground European Cabaret, the women embrace their creativity, their voice, and their freedom. However, the law is not on their side, and if these artists are to truly have a voice, they must find the courage to get beyond the walls and in front of an audience.
WINNER of the 2016 JESSIE RICHARDSON AWARD for OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
WINNER of the OVATION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING NEW WORK
NOMINATED for the JESSIE RICHARDSON AWARD for OUTSTANDING NEW WORK
NOMINATED for the OVATION AWARD for OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION
NOMINATED for the OVATION AWARD for OUTSTANDING DIRECTION
2016 PRODUCTION CREDITS
Directed by James MacDonald ~ Musical direction by Steve Charles ~ Choreography by Tracey Power
Cast Caroline Cave, Meaghan Chenosky, Medina Hahn, Pippa Mackie, Susinn McFarlen, Erin Moon & Tracey Power
Costume design by Barbara Clayden ~ Lighting Design by Itai Erdal ~ Set Design by Cory Sincennes
Assistant Choreographer Anna Kuman ~ Stage Manager Peter Jotkus ~ Assistant Stage Manager Tanya Schwaerzle
Photo Credits 2016: Itai Erdal Photo ~ Photo Credits 2015: Bold Rezolution
Trailer by Jordan Dowler-Coltman