Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare

It was one man’s dream launched in a circus tent in 1990, but Bell Shakespeare’s epic journey in the intervening 23 years has been no less dramatic. In less than a quarter of a century, it has firmly established itself as Australia’s only truly national theatre company, specialising in the immortal plays of William Shakespeare and peers such as Marlowe, Jonson and Molière whose masterpieces bear comparison with the man acknowledged as history’s greatest playwright.

 

Under the guiding hand of founder John Bell AO, and the backing of an enlightened philanthropist, the late Tony Gilbert, AM, the Company has become an indispensable pillar of the Australian arts pantheon.

 

Over the decades, some of the greatest directors, actors and artists in Australian theatre have proudly contributed their talents to the company, helping to produce an unrivaled body of work that has engrossed, inspired and stimulated audiences across the entire nation.

 

Through its tours, school productions and various learning programmes, Bell Shakespeare has spread its message from our largest cities to the most remote communities in Australia.

 

Arguably, no other theatre company in the world devoted to the classics has reached such a wide audience within a single country, especially one as large and relatively unpopulated as Australia.

 

Since 2012, Bell has shared the title and duties of Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare with Peter Evans, whose own career spans 20 years working in some of the country’s leading arts organisations. Evans shares Bell’s passion for classic texts and his determination to engage an ever wider talent pool through innovations such as Mind’s Eye, the Company’s creative development arm that supports new works being written, rehearsed and performed.

 

Bell Shakespeare’s core mission remains the same as it was in 1990; to reinterpret the beautiful words, complex themes, raw emotions and profound ideas found in each Shakespeare play and show their relevance for modern Australians - wherever they live and whatever their background.

 

    
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Shows performed by Bell Shakespeare A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
7 Jun 2024 to 15 Jun 2024
$40.00 - $110.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
30 May 2024
$30.00 - $52.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
21 May 2024
$10.00 - $35.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
18 May 2024
$25.00 - $55.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
25 Apr 2024 to 11 May 2024
$40.00 - $110.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
16 Apr 2024 to 20 Apr 2024
$33.00 - $77.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
13 Apr 2024
$20 - $49
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
11 Apr 2024
$25.00 - $65.00
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
9 Apr 2024
$21.50 - $45
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
2 Apr 2024
$15 - $50
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
2 Apr 2024
Tickets from $59
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A Midsummer Nights DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
2 Mar 2024 to 30 Mar 2024
$35 - $90
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 19 Nov 2023
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 21 Oct 2023
$58.00 - $110.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 10 Oct 2023
$45 - $70
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 7 Oct 2023
$45 - $69
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 3 Oct 2023
$20 - $65
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 30 Sep 2023
$60 - $85
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 23 Sep 2023
$34 - $59
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 19 Sep 2023
$25.00 - $55.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 15 Sep 2023
$65.00 - $69.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 13 Sep 2023
$25.00 - $50.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 9 Sep 2023
$37 - $52
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 5 Sep 2023
$22 - $42
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 2 Sep 2023
$30.00 - $55.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 31 Aug 2023
$25.00 - $50.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 27 Aug 2023
$16.00 - $55.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 24 Aug 2023
$31 - $56
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 22 Aug 2023
$20.00 - $56.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 19 Aug 2023
$30.00 - $75.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 12 Aug 2023
$30 - $50
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 10 Aug 2023
$35.00 - $65.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 8 Aug 2023
$15.00 - $45.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 5 Aug 2023
$20 - $49
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 3 Aug 2023
$20.00 - $55.00
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Twelfth NightTwelfth Night
Show finished on 28 Jul 2023
$26.00 - $52.00
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Romeo And JulietRomeo And Juliet
Show finished on 29 Jul 2023
$45.00 - $110.00
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Romeo And JulietRomeo And Juliet
Show finished on 27 Aug 2023
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MacbethMacbeth
Show finished on 14 May 2023
$45.00 - $110.00
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MacbethMacbeth
Show finished on 22 Apr 2023
$58.00 - $110.00
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MacbethMacbeth
Show finished on 2 Apr 2023
$38 - $110
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 29 Oct 2022
$30 - $85
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The LoversThe Lovers
Show finished on 20 Nov 2022
$38 - $98
Musical
The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 21 Oct 2022
$65.00 - $75.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 19 Oct 2022
$30.00 - $50.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 11 Oct 2022
$30 - $50
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 8 Oct 2022
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 27 Sep 2022
$38 - $70
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 23 Sep 2022
$30.00 - $65.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 21 Sep 2022
20.00 - 49.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 21 Sep 2022
$20 - $59
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 17 Sep 2022
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 13 Aug 2022
$30.00 - $55.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 11 Aug 2022
$16.00 - $79.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 7 Aug 2022
$30.00 - $79.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 30 Jul 2022
$33 - $42
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 28 Jul 2022
$25.00 - $60.00
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 23 Jul 2022
$38 - $98
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 9 Jul 2022
$15 - $60
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 7 Jul 2022
$32 - $56
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 5 Jul 2022
$26 - $56
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The Comedy of ErrorsThe Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 2 Jul 2022
$25.00 - $52.00
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HamletHamlet
Show finished on 14 May 2022
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HamletHamlet
Show finished on 16 Apr 2022
$58.50 - $98.50
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HamletHamlet
Show finished on 2 Apr 2022
$38 - $98
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A Midsumer's Night DreamA Midsumer's Night Dream
Show finished on 4 Sep 2021
$60 - $70
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A Midsumer's Night DreamA Midsumer's Night Dream
Show finished on 3 Sep 2021
$30 - $45
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A Midsumer's Night DreamA Midsumer's Night Dream
Show finished on 14 Aug 2021
$34 - $120
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A Midsumer's Night DreamA Midsumer's Night Dream
Show finished on 31 Jul 2021
$30.00-$55.00
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A Midsumer's Night DreamA Midsumer's Night Dream
Show finished on 10 Jul 2021
$26.00 - $56.00
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A Midsumer's Night DreamA Midsumer's Night Dream
Show finished on 8 Jul 2021
$25 - $45
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One Man In His Time: John Bell and ShakespeareOne Man In His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare
Show finished on 15 Apr 2021
$53.50 - $78.50
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Just Romeo and JulietJust Romeo and Juliet
Show finished on 8 Apr 2021
$16 - $20
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One Man In His Time: John Bell and ShakespeareOne Man In His Time: John Bell and Shakespeare
Show finished on 14 Mar 2021
$50 - $75
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Bell Shakespeare's The Comedy of ErrorsBell Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
Show finished on 10 Oct 2020
$42.50 - $98.50
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Bell Shakespeares Much Ado About NothingBell Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Show finished on 19 Oct 2019
$42.50 - $98.50
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Bell Shakespeares The MiserBell Shakespeare's The Miser
Show finished on 20 Apr 2019
$42.50 - $98.50
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Julius CaesarJulius Caesar
Show finished on 20 Oct 2018
$42.50 - $98.50
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Antony and CleopatraAntony and Cleopatra
Show finished on 21 Apr 2018
$42.50 - $98.50
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The Merchant of VeniceThe Merchant of Venice
Show finished on 21 Oct 2017
$37.50 - $95.50
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Richard 3Richard 3
Show finished on 15 Apr 2017
$37.50 - $95.50
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OthelloOthello
Show finished on 4 Dec 2016
$35 - $90
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OthelloOthello
Show finished on 22 Oct 2016
$37.50 - $93.50
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Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet
Show finished on 1 May 2016
$45 - $75
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Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet
Show finished on 9 Apr 2016
$37.50 - $47.50
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Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet
Show finished on 27 Mar 2016
$35 - $90
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Hamlet Hamlet
Show finished on 6 Dec 2015
$65-$79, Previews $45, Under 30's $35
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 24 Oct 2015
$35 - $79
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 10 Oct 2015
TBC
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 6 Oct 2015
$25 - $66
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 4 Oct 2015
TBC
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 29 Sep 2015
$29 - $45
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 26 Sep 2015
$32 - $75
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 22 Sep 2015
$15 - $50
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 17 Sep 2015
$45 - $55
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 9 Sep 2015
$25 - $42
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 7 Sep 2015
TBC
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 2 Sep 2015
$25 - $38
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 27 Aug 2015
$40 - $59
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 24 Aug 2015
$18 - $50
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 22 Aug 2015
$35 - $56
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The TempestThe Tempest
Show finished on 18 Sep 2015
$35 - $75
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 15 Aug 2015
$40.78 - $76.46
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 8 Aug 2015
TBC
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 30 Jul 2015
$25 - $45
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 25 Jul 2015
$45 - $79
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Bell Shakespeare's Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet
Show finished on 11 Jul 2015
$20 - $52
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Bell Shakespeare's as You Like itBell Shakespeare's As You Like it
Show finished on 10 May 2015
$45 - $79
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Monkey...Journey to the West Monkey...Journey to the West
Show finished on 25 Apr 2015
$35.00 - $45.00
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Bell Shakespeare's as You Like itBell Shakespeare's As You Like it
Show finished on 18 Apr 2015
$35 - $79
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Bell Shakespeare's as You Like itBell Shakespeare's As You Like it
Show finished on 28 Mar 2015
$35 - $79
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Henry VHenry V
Show finished on 16 Nov 2014
$35 - $79
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The DreamThe Dream
Show finished on 11 Oct 2014
$22 - $58
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The DreamThe Dream
Show finished on 4 Oct 2014
$45 - $79
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The DreamThe Dream
Show finished on 13 Sep 2014
$35 - $79
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TartuffeTartuffe
Show finished on 23 Aug 2014
$35 - $79
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Henry VHenry V
Show finished on 12 Jul 2014
$45 - $79
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Henry VHenry V
Show finished on 28 Jun 2014
$35 - $79
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Comedy of ErrorsComedy of Errors
Show finished on 9 Nov 2013
$72 - $33
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