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Rocky the Third

Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th May 2019

"For Lord Rocky of Balboa hath complacent grown,
And Clubber the Lang doth usurp his throne.
Now if he is to redeem'd be.
Through Tigers eye must he learn to see."

Rocky the Third is a Shakespearean reimagining of the classic 80's film, Rocky 3. Two 'travelling players' attempt to bring to life all the characters and transform one of cinemas most inarticulate figures into one of Shakespeare's most verbose heroes in this heavyweight epic.

Whether you love him, hate him, or have no feelings at all for the Italian Stallion, this show will take you on a Shakespearean rollercoaster that will delight and amaze you. All the poetic language of the Bard infused with all the brutal poetry of boxing. A must see for all fans of comedy and/or Shakespeare and/or Rocky and/or watching two performers play multiple roles in multiple wigs.

This show is the brain child of Rik Brown, long time workhorse of the Melbourne Improv scene and performer of many a festival show, and features Bridget Metherall in a powerhouse performance of comedic brilliance.


May 3–5




Nelson & suburbs


Ghost Light Theatre
146 Bridge Street
upstairs venue, no wheelchair access, please contact us to discuss accessibility

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$13-$45, $20 door sales

Tickets from


Ph. 02108184524

Additional Info

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