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In A Nutshell — Bell Shakespeare

Play witness to the brilliance of Shakespeare's most-loved plays and a new stand-out Walsh Bay theatre.
By Grace MacKenzie
July 26, 2022
By Grace MacKenzie
July 26, 2022

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If you can't decide on the reigning champion of Shakespeare's plays, the upcoming production In A Nutshell has you covered. Do balcony-top conversations between star-crossed lovers seal your theatrical deal? As You Like It exactly as you like it? Or, do you simply enjoy an on-stage cultural exploration? Regardless, this 90-minute production is sure to satisfy your performance palate.

Spotlighting the linguistic prowess of Shakespeare — and celebrating The Neilson Nutshell's debut — this offering from Bell Shakespeare is set to be something truly special. Curated and commentated by Bell's artistic director Peter Evans, In A Nutshell journeys through the best of (and Evans' favourites from) the illustrious playwright. Expect Macbeth's bloodthirsty tyranny joining that of King John's, as well as the strings of gossip and playing-Cupid in Much Ado About Nothing.

Actors (several of whom are fresh from Bell's recent critically acclaimed production of Hamlet) will dance from role to role, moods and stories will shift and overlap. So, if you're a sucker for a Shakespeare soliloquy, like to see fourth walls brought down or simply want to enjoy some art alongside our glittering harbour, nab tickets to this rich exploration of a true literary great.

In A Nutshell is on from Thursday, August 4 till Sunday, August 7 at The Neilson Nutshell. Head to the website to grab your tickets.

Top images: Tony Davison

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