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If you’re after a refreshing way to enjoy Shakespeare — why not watch Shakespeare in a park? Renowned for putting on the open air Leura Shakespeare Festival and the annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival at Bella Vista Farm, Sport for Jove celebrates the classics but also departs from the Bard’s work, bringing seasons dedicated […]

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Many people know the Ken Kesey bestseller, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest through its adaptation into the multi award winning 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson. However, a year after the book was first published (1962) it was adapted successfully for stage and has continued to be produced as a play ever since. Sport For Jove […]

Cyrano de Bergerac

Whilst we inhabit this very Kardashian century, saturated with social media and image, attraction is never more than skin deep and style trumps substance at every turn. Enter Cyrano de Bergerac to prove that this notion is at best only half true. It’s the great love story where soldier/poet Cyrano de Bergerac falls in love […]

Julius Caesar + Antony and Cleopatra

Sport for Jove Theatre Company is back for an eighth Outdoor Summer Shakespeare Season. This time they will be taking you on a Roman adventure exploring the epic tale of Julius Caesar as well as Antony and Cleopatra. Directed by Michael Pigott and Damien Ryan, the lively plays tell the stories of three heroic leaders of their […]

Sport for Jove presents Antigone

Sport for Jove theatre company close out their 2016 season with a new adaptation of a very old play, Sophocles' Antigone, which dates back to the 5th Century in Athens. The play is directed in a very contemporary style and setting by Damien Ryan and Terry Karabelas, who said: “The play still has deep relevance and […]

Three Sisters

Regarded as one of the most outstanding plays from one of the world’s most outstanding playwrights, Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters receives a 21st Century treatment from Sport for Jove theatre. For Kevin Jackson, a lifetime of fascination with Chekov’s work has culminated in directing this production, which he regards as his “favourite play of all […]


Away by Michael Gow continues to resonate with Australian audiences as it interweaves stories of the personal and the national. It reminds us that for all the nostalgia that we hold for 1960s Australia, we cannot ignore the turbulence of the time. In this, the story builds a link to the present, telling the story […]

Review: The Taming Of The Shrew

The beauty of Shakespeare is that his stories, characters and themes are ubiquitous, so the text can be (and often is) treated as a template and placed in any setting. Sport For Jove’s current production of The Taming Of The Shrew takes place in the early 1920’s in an ambiguous environment which is both affluent […]