Articles on ‘Bell Shakespeare’

Bell Shakespeare: Richard 3

Richard 3. Bell Shakespeare. Richard III. Kate Mulvany & Meredith Penman. Photo by Prudence Upton

Being in the depths of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, I was calling Richard 3, by Bell Shakespeare, Chick Dick 3 because Kate Mulvany plays Richard. But no more throw away jokes about having seen a lot of Dicks because this production’s found so much that’s new, relevant and fascinating. Yes it’s ANOTHER work about… Read more.


The Literati – Bell Shakespeare Co/Griffin Theatre Co

Kate Mulvany and Gareth Davies in The Literati. Photo by Daniel Boud.

The Literati, the stylistic younger sibling of Justin Fleming’s wildly funny 2014 take on Tartuffe (this one’s based on Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes), is a Bell Shakespeare-Griffin Theatre collaboration that has been nestled into Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre. Les Femmes Savantes, or ‘The Learned Ladies’  is Moliere’s satire of pretentiously cultured cliques – but more… Read more.


Win a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Sydney Opera House

Win a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Sydney Opera House

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Sydney Opera House on 19 August. Prospero, a duke in exile, rules an island bound by nameless seas and violent storms. Seething a desire to exact vengeance on his usurper brother, Antonio, Prospero finds himself stranded with that same brother, conflicted by a choice… Read more.


Bell Shakespeare: As You Like It

Bell Shakespeare. As You Like It

As You Like It is Bell Shakespeare’s first offering this year and has already been through Sydney and Canberra on its way to us here in Melbourne. It’s also John Bell’s first Bell Shakespeare endeavour since the announcement of Peter Evans joining him as Co-Artistic Director. Is that relevant to the show’s positives and faults?… Read more.



Bell Shakespeare: The Dream

The Dream is Bell Shakespeare’s reworking (or should one say reawakening) of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Set in what looks like the interior of a decomposed ship, the work is playful, rhythmic and led by a strong cast of experienced actors. For those familiar with the original work, The Dream is framed by the… Read more.


Win a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s The Dream, Melbourne

AussieTheatre is thrilled to be giving away a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s production of The Dream at Arts Centre Melbourne. The clue is in the title – this is a different dream. Director Peter Evans has reawakened Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the magic, mirth and mayhem. Love is in the air… Read more.


Win a double pass to Bell Shakespeare’s The Dream in Canberra

AussieTheatre is excited to have a double pass to give away to Bell Shakespeare’s production of The Dream at the Canberra Theatre Centre on 29 August. The clue is in the title – this is a different dream. Peter Evans will reawaken Shakespeare’s classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a breathless 90-minute production that amplifies the magic, mirth and mayhem. Love is in… Read more.


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