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Gillian English is A Bitter Shrew
In 2010, Gillian English almost married someone she didn’t love, just because she was afraid to admit that she had made a mistake. In the six years that followed, making mistakes about love and lust have been the only constants in an otherwise uncertain life. An endless stream of bizarre and ridiculous romantic disappointments left the award winning storyteller with a stories that will keep you on the edge of your seats.

All the ingredients to make her. . . A BITTER SHREW
Between Friday 18 August 2017 and Sunday 20 August 2017

A little bit about your Speakeasy HQ Experience

Speakeasy HQ is proud to boast that it is the only vaudeville theatre to operate in Australia since the Tivoli closed in Bourke St in 1968. Vaudeville means short performances with a variety program. An average show at Speakeasy HQ will present up to a dozen artists that range from a stand up comedian, to a ballerina and a jazz act to a tap dancer. Speakeasy HQ currently presents fours days a week, on Thursday through to Sunday.

Entree sized tapas dishes are available for purchase from our bar, and our Candy Dolls serve delicious treats all night long!

Venue location

Speakeasy HQ

(Apollo Theatre Room)
522 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Grab any tram heading along Flinders Street!


If you have any questions, contact the beautiful Knuckles at or Phone - 0425 800 949

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