Shakespeare in Saigon

17 MAR – 1 APR 2017

Written by  /  Cenarth Fox
Directed by  /  Cenarth Fox

Shakespeare in Saigon is a modern Australian love story with a difference.

David is about to retire as a high school English teacher, but faces major problems. His retirement plans are ruined when his family and fortune suffer, and he falls on hard times.

He moves to a new world in working-class Footscray, living alone in a rented flat. David meets his neighbour, Thanh – a young Vietnamese woman who has recently arrived in Australia. Thanh speaks no English, makes clothes for a pittance, and lives with her Vietnamese grandparents. David’s salvation comes when he decides to teach Thanh to speak English using the language of Shakespeare.

A love story where communication is a mixture of mirth and misunderstanding, Shakespeare in Saigon rejoices in the beauty of a language that has stood the test of time.


MARCH  /  Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th (Gala), Thursday 30th, Friday 31st, and Saturday 1st April at 8.00pm.

Matinees on Sunday 19th, Sunday 26th and Saturday 1st April at 2.15pm.

By arrangement with Fox Plays.

Ticket prices

Adult $25
Seniors / Concessions $23
Group of 10+ $21

Call 1300 739 099 to book!

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