Tag: Bell Shakespeare

The Miser – John Bell Back On Stage

If you thought Bell Shakespeare Company only did Shakespeare, you’ve clearly missed what I consider to be the best theatre trend to hit Sydney in the last few years: Molière. Bell also does plays by Moilère now. Ok, so Molière…

Julius Caesar – By No Means a Tragedy

Having read multiple scathing reviews of Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Julius Caesar after its national tour, I had the bar set low for Sydney’s opening night. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to not only enjoy the show, but also…

The Misanthrope – Fun, Laughter and Fabulous Queerism

Griffin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare’s latest co-production, The Misanthrope, transposes Molière’s satire of ill-manners, hypocrisy, and prudishness, into contemporary Australian queer culture. It is a fun, funny frolick, in the vain of a mardigras float, and almost as shallow….

Bell Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra — Review

Bell Shakespeare opens the 2018 season with the love story of the world’s first celebrity couple. Before Kim and Kanye, there was Antony and Cleopatra. Theirs was a love for the ages. Antony and Cleopatra’s affair certainly did not ‘wear…

The Merchant of Venice Review

The Merchant of Venice is perhaps the most infamously difficult of Shakespeare’s plays to stage for a modern audience. There is the jarring competition of various plot strands with massively shifting moods, from comedy, to romance to tense drama. There…

Othello Review

Bell Shakespeare Company’s latest showing of Othello is well worth going to see this season, whether you consider yourself a bit of a Shakespeare aficionado or quite the opposite. Take myself and my plus-one, for example. I grew up going…

The Literati Review

The Literati is why I love Sydney. Where else can you pop into a little hole-in-the-wall theatre on a random weeknight and see a hilarious, intelligent English translation of a French classic, in sassy verse, executed with ease and style…