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Shakespeare returns to Grampians

After a challenging 12 months of cancellations and lockdowns, OZACT is celebrating a return to performances with A Feast of Shakespeare at Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians next week.

A Feast of Shakespeare will bring abridged Shakespearean classics Macbeth, Pericles, King Lear and The Tempest to the mountain setting at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Established in 1995, the company is renowned for its productions of Shakespeare at spectacular wilderness, heritage and garden settings.

Heatherlie Quarry, with its sheer rock faces, historic stone buildings and dramatic mountain scenery, has been a regular setting for OZACT performances.

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Artistic director Bruce Widdop invited newcomers and established fans to sample the Shakespeare selection.

“This is Shakespeare for all tastes, with powerful acting, moving tragedy, tender romance, uproarious comedy and unearthly magic that is sure to satisfy in this most historic setting of Heatherlie Quarry,” he said

OZACT comprises company members Bruce Widdop, Matt Young, Lisa Widdop, Sorcha Breen, Ryan Ireland, Eleanor Ruth and Luke Ingram.

This production provides audiences with an opportunity to enjoy outdoor entertainment.

Tickets are $40 for general admission and with numbers limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, organisers have encouraged patrons to book early online at


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