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A journey through Shakespeare’s best-loved plays with Peter Evans as your guide.

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)

Join Artistic Director Peter Evans for a celebration of The Neilson Nutshell, and an exploration of Peter’s favourite Shakespeare plays.

Find out why we named our theatre the ‘Nutshell’, explore power and tyranny in Macbeth and King Lear, grief in King John, and love with Beatrice and Benedick, Viola, Rosalind and, of course, Romeo and Juliet. This will be an evening to revel in Shakespeare’s most-loved speeches and scenes, from his early career to the last plays.

Whether you are new to Shakespeare, revisiting his work or an aficionado, this is a unique opportunity to watch a remarkable ensemble of actors jump from role to role in our new, intimate theatre at Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay.

To celebrate our first performance in The Neilson Nutshell, we are delighted to announce a special competition! Anyone with tickets for In A Nutshell on Friday 5 August will be entered into a one-off draw to win a 2023 Bell Shakespeare season package. Read full terms and conditions here.

A tight ensemble who all complement each other

Interview with Director Peter Evans

In A Nutshell 2022

4 – 7 August 2022

  • 04 Aug -
    07 Aug

    04 Aug -
    07 Aug

    The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 Sydney

Season package ticket prices

Premium: $71
A-reserve: $60
Preview: $45

Single ticket prices

Premium: $76
A-reserve: $68
Preview: $45

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  • Additional ticket discounts for family and friends
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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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Audio described performances and tactile tours, hearing enhancement and headsets.
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Auslan interpreted and captioned performances
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Access & special seating

Our venues provide wheelchair access and guide dogs are welcome.
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