In A
Nutshell:
The Poetry
of Violence

  • 04 Sep -
    08 Sep

    04 Sep -
    08 Sep

    The Neilson Nutshell

    Tickets now on sale

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In A Nutshell

These violent delights have violent ends

Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 6

Whether you are new to Shakespeare, or an aficionado, you will be entertained, enriched, and inspired by this production.

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)

When Shakespeare explores violence it is often epic and cruel, but never gratuitous. Whether it’s Brutus considering a justification for murder in Julius Caesar, or Volumnia relishing the bravery and brutality of her warrior son in Coriolanus, Shakespeare asks questions about our relationship with violence. But he also uses the word to describe the limits of emotion, and the rashness provoked by love and hate.

Join Artistic Director Peter Evans and a crack team of actors as they jump from scene to scene and play to play, exploring the poetry of violence with relish and delight.

From Macbeth to Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet to Richard III, Peter will share insights into Shakespeare’s concerns and preoccupations and the inner workings of the plays. In A Nutshell enthralled audiences in 2022 and we are excited to return with a second instalment in 2024.

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Tickets now on sale. Experience Bell Shakespeare productions as part of a 2024 season package.

In A Nutshell

  • 04 Sep -
    08 Sep

    04 Sep -
    08 Sep

    The Neilson Nutshell

    Tickets now on sale

Season package ticket prices

Adult Premium: $93
Adult A-reserve: $75
Concession Premium: $77
Concession A-reserve: $64
Under 18/Under 35* Premium: $42
Under 18/Under35* A-reserve: $37

Single ticket prices

Adult Premium: $110
Adult A-reserve: $88
Concession Premium: $90
Concession A-reserve: $75
Under 18/Under 35* Premium: $45
Under 18/Under35* A-reserve: $40
Previews: $45

* Under 35s ticket prices are available for Tuesday - Thursday performances only. Under 18s prices are available for all performances.

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It’s important to us that Shakespeare’s work is accessible to all Australians, regardless of their physical abilities.
We’re pleased to offer a range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
For a list of captioned and audio described performances, please contact our box office on 1300 305 730.
Call us via the National Relay Service — ask for Bell Shakespeare or 1300 305 730.

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