The Popular Mechanicals


by Keith Robinson, William Shakespeare and Tony Taylor for State Theatre of South Australia, 2015, Sydney Theatre Company 2016 and a national tour.

Set and Costume Design by Jonathan Oxlade
Lighting by Mark Pennington
Sound Design by David Heinrich

With Lori Bell, Julie Forsythe, Charles Mayer, Amber McMahon and Rory Walker.

Photography by Shane Reid

On The Popular Mechanicals

ARTS HUB ★★★★½

“The sole purpose of The Popular Mechanicals is to make you laugh – and it succeeds.” TIME OUT ★★★★

“Joyous balderdash of the best kind.” STAGE NOISE

“It is inventive, entertaining, and full of exuberance and fun!” ARTS HUB ★★★★½

“A kind of deliriously energetic homage to vaudeville, clowning, bad puns and sight-gags… not to be missed” AUSTRALIAN STAGE

“Double thumbs up.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“Direction is by Sarah Giles. I can only say that her Dance of the Rubber Chickens had me gasping for breath.” STAGE WHISPERS

“Hilarious from the get go, the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s brilliant production of The Popular Mechanicals had audience members in stiches through until the very end!” SCENESTR