Established in 2006, shake & stir is one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies specialising in the creation of new work.
shake & stir produces an annual season of Mainstage and in-school productions, Masterclasses and In-Residencies.
Past Mainstage work has included: Statespeare (2012 Helpmann Award nomination –Best Presentation for Children), Animal Farm (2012 Matilda Awards – Best Independent Production, Best Direction), 1984, Out Damn Snot, Tequila Mockingbird (2014 Matilda Awards – Best Mainstage Production, Gold Matilda Award), Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts (2016 Helpmann Award nominations – Best Presentation for Children, Best Regional Touring Production), Wuthering Heights, Dracula (2016 Matilda Awards – Best Design, Best Technical Design) and George’s Marvellous Medicine. The company has a formidable national touring reputation, taking medium to large scale works to major metropolitan and regional centres since 2011. They have been nominated for APACA’S Drover Award for Tour of the Year for every past tour, winning the Award consecutively in 2014 & 2015.
National Tours have included: Statespeare, Animal Farm, 1984, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts and Wuthering Heights.
In 2016, shake & stir celebrates a decade of taking live theatre across the country, the 10-year anniversary season includes: George’s Marvellous Medicine, Wuthering Heights (National Tour), Endgame and Tequila Mockingbird (QLD Tour).