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Vienna has grown out of control, over-run by brothels, illegal alcohol and organised crime.
Failing at his job, the Duke authorises his no-nonsense, strait-laced deputy, Angelo,
to clean
up the city while he hides out disguised as a Friar, to try and learn more about his people.

But when Angelo finds himself lusting after a young novice nun, Isabella,
his own morality is put in question, in ways he never thought possible.


For the first time in the event's 29 year history, Shakespeare Under the Stars presents one of his most prolific masterpieces, JULIUS CAESER, that invites us all to question

the corrupting nature of absolute power and the value of mercy.

"'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall."

Under the direction of Terri Brabon, Shakespeare Under the Stars continues to 
bring together a stellar cast of North Queensland's best 
including Brendan O'Connor as Angelo,
Emma Lamberton as Isabella, and 
recent NIDA Graduate and Bridge Alumni, Harlee Timms as the Duke.

With a spectacular lighting design by Jamie Schmidt, Shakespeare Under the Stars 2023 will take you
back 100 years to the jazz age - so toss on your flapper dress and get set to roar like it's 1923! 


Tickets now on sale

Shakespeare Under the Stars is produced in partnership by TheatreiNQ, Ede Events and the Townsville City Council. 

JC (2023): Perf. Details


Queens Gardens

Upper Gregory Street Entrance
North Ward



Friday September 6 - 6.30pm

Saturday September 7 -  6.30pm

Sunday September 8 - 6.30pm

Tuesday September 10 - 6.30pm

Wednesday September 11 - 6.30pm

Thursday September 12 - 6.30pm
Friday September 13 - 6.30pm

Saturday September 14 -  6.30pm
Sunday September 15 - 6.30pm

Tuesday September 17 - 6.30pm

Wednesday September 18 - 6.30pm

Thursday September 19 - 6.30pm
Friday September 20 - 6.30pm

Saturday September 21 -  6.30pm
Sunday September 22 - 6.30pm


Approx. finish time - 9.30pm


Adult - $42

Concession - $37

Under 18 - $33

(Recommended for Ages 13+ - sexual references)


Order your picnic hamper through our friends at
Cuisine-to-Go and it will be delivered to the Park ready for you when you arrive.

please note:

All patrons are encouraged to bring along any food option of your choice.  However, the venue is strictly no BYO Alchohol.  Alcoholic Beverages (including our signature cocktails) will be on sale from the onsite Bar.



Our friends at Quest Townsville on Eyre are offering an incredible discount for any guest to Townsville looking for accommodation close to Queens Gardens. 

For online Reservations, follow the directions below.

  1. Follow the link. North Ward Serviced Apartments | North Ward Accommodation | Quest Townsville on Eyre Apartment Hotel (

  2. Click on, Have a promo or corporate code?  Use the Promo code:  SHAKEUTS

  3. Proceed with booking as required.

Or if you would prefer to call, the number is 07 4789 7400  

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