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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.

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Bell Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream
4 June

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Art House Theatre, Wyong

Presented by Bell Shakespeare
Shakespeare's classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.

4th June in 12 days. Tickets $25 to $55

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Evans

Love is in the air in Athens – and it's contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just days away, there are young lovers dreaming of enchanted futures together. Hermia and Lysander are besotted with one another, while Helena adores Demetrius. The only snag is that Demetrius loves Hermia – and he's got Hermia's father on his side. So nobody is happy. (Shakespeare wasn't kidding when he said the course of true love never did run smooth.)

Determined to be together, Hermia and Lysander meet in a moonlit forest with plans to elope.
Following hot on their heels is Demetrius, who in turn is pursued by a lovelorn Helena. But the young lovers are not alone in the forest. Nick Bottom and his hapless bunch of tradies have gathered to rehearse a play to be performed at the royal wedding. And, hidden from human eyes, a mischievous sprinkling of faeries are also in the forest that night. The three worlds collide in an explosion of comic confusion that throws the future of all the lovers into jeopardy.


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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Evans

ARTISTS

Ahunim Abebe
Ella Prince
Imogen Sage
Isabel Burton
Laurence Young
Matu Ngaropo
Mike Howlett
Richard Pyros

The Art House Theatre

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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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