About

About

All The World’s A Stage Theatre Tours is an expedition to those epicentres of tragedy and comedy that have so enriched the narratives of world theatre. Our theatre tours are not just about famous writers, actors or directors doing their famous thing … they are also about place. And with place comes the signature, the colour, the richness of the dramatic work. Shakespeare is England, Cervantes is Castile La Mancha, Chekhov is Russia and Aeschylus is Athens. And then of course there is more and more and more…world theatre is endless.

Backstory

All The World’s A Stage Theatre Tours started as idea to trace the history and development of world theatre through travel to, and engagement with, current productions in significant world theatre sites. It is an idea born out of a desire to experience the thing that I love, theatre, in fresh and exciting ways. I knew of other people who indulged their passions for food, wine, art, history and music, so why not theatre? … hence my love of theatre became beautifully combined with my love of travel.

So dear theatre lover, if you would like to:

  • combine your love of theatre with your love of travel
  • see more and learn more about the thing you love
  • explore theatre off the beaten track
  • be among the minority of theatre lovers who explore theatre in other languages
  • participate in a once-in-a-lifetime theatre-going experience
  • see the world and see world theatre

then I sincerely invite you to join me on our inaugural ATWAS Theatre Tour.  In reality, it might take many tours to cover the whole world and all aspects of world theatre, but then again, think of the performances you will have seen in Greece, in Spain, in Paris, Dublin, London, Kerala and more!

And as the great Bard of Avon said:  ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE

Brenda Addie.
Tour Director and Founder ATWAS Theatre Tours.

Meet Your Guide To World Theatre

Brenda Addie

Brenda Addie

Founder

Brenda’s professional career has involved a long, varied, and international contribution to theatre, film and television as an actor, writer, producer, director and dramaturg.

As an actor she has worked with luminaries as such Meryl Streep, Michael York, Richard Todd, Sam Neil, David Jason, Frances de la Tour, Max von Sydow, Terry Scott and Henry McGee. In Australia, she is remembered for her ongoing television roles in Bellbird, Chances and Neighbours.

Amongst her directing credits, she staged and dramaturged six adaptations of the works of James Joyce for Bloomsday in Melbourne and premiered Anitra Nelson’s Servant of the Revolution.

As a Theatre Studies scholar at the University of Melbourne, Brenda’s Research Masters Thesis: From Ancient Greece to Glenrowan: History, Theatre and the Modern Community addressed the play Quilting the Armour – the Story of the Kelly Women, which she co-authored and produced in Glenrowan, Victoria. As a lecturer and tutor at the University of Melbourne, she taught both Theatre Studies and Arts Management.

Until recently, Brenda was the Dean of Academic Studies at Whitley College, a residential college of the University of Melbourne.

The Places You Will See

  • Athens: The Acropolis; The Parthenon; The Theatre of Dionysis; The Odeon of Herodes Atticus; The Agora; The Plaka; The Acropolis Museum
  • Delphi: The Theatre and Sanctuary of Apollo
  • Corinth
  • Mycenae
  • Nafplio
  • Epidavros: Ancient Theatre of Epidavros; The Asklepieion;  The Little Ancient Theatre; Epidavros Village
  • The Island of Ithaca: Vathy
  • Lisbon: Teatro Nacional De Maria
  • Roman Theatre Museum
  • Cascais: Teatro Gil Vicente
  • Evora: Roman Temple to Diana; The Capela Dos Ossos (The Bones Chapel); and The Medieval Cathedral
  • Merida: The Ancient Roman Theatre;  The Colosseum; The Temple of Diana
  • Trujillo: Home of the Conquistadors
  • Almagro: Corral De Comedias; Teatro Municipal; Teatro San Juan Hospice; Teatro La Veleta; The Ancient Renaissance University; Claustro Del Museo Del Teatro; Ermita De San Juan; Patio De Fúcares
  • Campo De Calatrava; Pedro Almodovar’s birthplace, Calzada de Calatrava
  • Cervantes’ Windmills at Campos de Criptana and Consuegra
  •  Manchego Winery
  • Toledo: Goya; Van Dyck; El Greco; Teatro de Rojas
  • Barcelona: The Grec Theatre; Grand Teatre Liceu de Barcelona; Passeig de Gracia; La Rambla; La Boqueria
  • Gaudi & Modernisme Architecture.