SEASON
2024 Season

2024 Season

Bell Shakespeare returns in 2024 with a selection of some of Shakespeare's most magnificent works.

At Sydney Opera House, the company presents Shakespeare's classic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream in a breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem. Directed by Peter Evans, this production is quick as a shadow. Fast, funny and family-friendly, this is A Midsummer Night's Dream reawakened.

Next up, over the harbour in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Bell Shakespeare presents Shakespeare's epic of the imagination King Lear for the first time since 2010. Directed by Peter Evans, performed in the profoundly intimate setting of The Neilson Nutshell and starring one of Australia's finest classical actors, Robert Menzies, this heart-wrenching new production promises to be powerful and utterly unforgettable.

Finally, the company is excited to return to The Neilson Nutshell with the second installment of its popular production In A Nutshell —The Poetry of Violence. Artistic Director Peter Evans is joined by a team of talented actors as they jump from scene to scene and play to play exploring the various ways Shakespeare investigates violence. From the physical harm, cruelty, and insults, through to the extremes of emotion, and the intensity, hastiness and impetuosity of love in all its forms, this is a curated journey through scenes and speeches from plays including Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, Richard III, Henry VI, Antony and Cleopatra, Timon of Athens, and Titus Andronicus.

Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare is Australia's national theatre company specialising in the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Founded in 1990 with the dream of sharing Shakespeare's plays in a way that was relevant and exciting to all Australians, the company has evolved further than its visionary founder, John Bell AO, could have hoped.Today, Bell Shakespeare tours major theatre productions, education programs and outreach initiatives to every state and territory in Australia and beyond. Performing and teaching in theatres, schools, youth justice centres and regional and remote communities, the company enjoys unrivalled reach and impact, further extending its influence through innovative digital programs.
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King Lear

Bell Shakespeare

Powerful and utterly unforgettable

Directed by Peter Evans

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Bell Shakespeare - The Poetry of Violence
4th to 8th September '24
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The Poetry of Violence

Bell Shakespeare
September

These violent delights have violent ends.

Artistic Director Peter Evans

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