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, 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.
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.
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.
AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Bell Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 22 February. As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy…. Read more.
AussieTheatre is excited to have 3 double passes to give away to Bell Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Sydney Opera House in October. Damian Ryan’s production is inspired by the true story of a group of boys trapped in a bunker during the London Blitz, who performed a new play each week for others in the shelter…. Read more.
In what feels like the end of the era, John Bell has announced today that he will leave the Bell Shakespeare Company in 2015, when he will hand the company over to Artistic Director Peter Evans. “By the end of 2015 I will have led the company I founded for twenty five years. This coincides… Read more.
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.
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.
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.