Walking Shadows Vol. 2

Twenty-eight Shakespeare characters, one theatre company season launch … and a ghost. Welcome to Walking Shadows Vol. 2.

Created & Directed by award-winning actor/director, Sally McLean (Shakespeare Republic), featuring the 2022 graduating class of Howard Fine Acting Studio AustraliaWalking Shadows Vol. 2 launched on May 28, 2023 on YouTube. 

The season went on to win several awards on the international festival circuit, including Best Ensemble at the 2023 New Zealand Web Fest, Best Director & Writer and Best Adaptation for Sally McLean at the British Web Awards and Best Drama at the 2023 Hollywood Series Awards.

about the season

In a Shakespearean mash up that plays out over one night, Walking Shadows Vol. 2 tells the story of the Everyman Theatre Co. as we join them for their 2023 season launch. Each episode dips in and out of conversations and encounters, unearthing the rivalries, jealousies, personal dilemmas and occasional downright murderous intent of its company members and assorted patrons over one of the most important nights of their artistic year.

Walking Shadows Vol. 2 pulls characters from across nine of Shakespeare’s plays into a new imagining of what would happen if they all met in the overheated circumstances of a theatre company plagued by artistic rivalry and ambition on the eve of launching their most ambitious program to date, with a crowd peppered with company members alongside wealthy patrons of the Arts they are trying to impress, who have their own secrets to hide. This new season of the series, featuring a cavalcade of Shakespeare characters, takes the work in a brand-new direction as we watch some thrive, some plot and many unravel. And did we mention they also have a haunted theatre to contend with?

Walking Shadows Vol. 2 … what’s past is prologue …

Commissioned by Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia
Produced by
Incognita Enterprises
Created & Directed
by Sally McLean
Starring: Juliano Battaglia, Aaron Bennett, Lara Birdogan, Holly Boyle, Lisa Brown, Julia Burns, Sophie Butler, Adeline Close, Ella Hassan, Bianca Huss, Tahnee Jacobs, Bella La Bruna, Lachlan Lewis, Kosta Liontos, Ned Mathers, Brody McCarthy, Sam McLoughlan, Arian Pashah, Ava Righetti, Zoe Smith and Amy Wood with special appearance from Sass Pinci

the episodes

EPISODE 1
THE PROLOGUE: “SQUEAK AND GIBBER”

EPISODE 2
“I AM NOT WHAT I AM”

EPISODE 3
“NATURE’S FRAGILE VESSEL”

EPISODE 4
“TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE”

EPISODE 5
“ALL THAT GLISTERS IS NOT GOLD”

EPISODE 6
“THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH”

EPISODE 7
“WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN!”

EPISODE 8
“THE PLAY’S THE THING!” &
EPILOGUE: “LORD! WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE!”