In-School Performances

In-School Performances

FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS

The Players are Bell Shakespeare’s touring ensemble of actors, reaching schools across Australia with dynamic, accessible and entertaining Shakespeare performances. Professional artists will deliver age-appropriate performances to challenge and inspire your students and support your teaching of Shakespeare. We are excited to launch three brand new shows for 2019.

Just Romeo and Juliet! (Years 3-7)
Words, Words, Words (Years 7-9)
Shakespeare: The Human Experience (Years 10-12)

2019 TOUR DATES

New South Wales
Victoria
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
Tasmania

THE DETAILS

Primary performances:

  1. $995 for up to 140 students. Additional students $7 each up to maximum of 200.
  2. 45 minute performance + 10 minute Q&A

Secondary performances:

  1. $1190 for up to 140 students. Additional students $8.50 each up to maximum of 200.
  2. For schools with an ICSEA ranking of 1000 or less each performance is $995 for up to 140 students. Additional students $7 each up to maximum of 200.
  3. 50 minute performance + 10 minute Q&A

Just Romeo & Juliet! (Years 3-7)

Following the smash-hit success of Just Macbeth! (abridged), Andy Griffiths is back with a very silly version of the greatest love story ever told.

When Andy, Danny and Jen find themselves in a school production of Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers’ journey is derailed in hilarious fashion. Using Shakespeare’s original text and Griffiths’ beloved characters, Just Romeo and Juliet! is sure to have junior students across Australia learning and laughing. Classic tragedy collides with side-splitting comedy in this entertaining introduction to Shakespeare for students.

Words, Words, Words (Years 7-9)

A lively exploration, interrogation and celebration of language and words, told with power and humour by Shakespeare’s characters. Words, Words, Words will take your students on an entertaining and informative journey of epic proportions across Shakespeare’s canon, via the vehicle of literary techniques. Whether it’s dramatic irony, prose and verse structure, sonnets, soliloquies, or iambic pentameter, we’ll decode and demystify what’s on the page, on the stage. Do your students know their stichomythia from their anaphora? Words, Words, Words is the perfect companion to classroom study, demonstrating language analysis in action.

Shakespeare: The Human Experience (Years 10 -12)

To this day, Shakespeare remains unrivalled in his ability to understand humanity. By holding up a mirror to nature, he shone a light on our glories and flaws, and explored what it means to be human. This powerful new show for senior students uses key speeches and scenes from across Shakespeare’s canon to chart representations of individual and collective human experiences. Featuring excerpts from a wealth of plays including The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Hamlet, Richard III, Othello, Henry IV Part One, and the refugee speech from Sir Thomas More, the show provides rich debate, stimulating ideas and critical analysis for senior study. Shakespeare: The Human Experience connects students’ own experiences with the universality of Shakespeare’s characters, and the wider world around them.


 

2019 TOUR DATES

NEW SOUTH WALES


SYDNEY

6 – 17 May 2019
3 – 7 June 2019
24 June – 5 July 2019
22 July – 2 August 2019
26 August  – 6 September 2019
16 – 20 September 2019

ORANGE / BATHURST

20 May – 24 May 2019

DUBBO / MUDGEE

27 – 31  May 2019

NEWCASTLE / CENTRAL COAST

11 – 14 June 2019

NEWCASTLE / HUNTER VALLEY

17 – 21 June 2019

WAGGA / ALBURY

24 – 28 June 2019

COFFS HARBOUR / PORT MACQUARIE

2 – 6 September 2019

FAR-NORTH COAST

9 – 13 September 2019

GOULBURN / SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

16 – 22 September 2019

SOUTH COAST NSW

23 – 27 September 2019

VICTORIA


MELBOURNE

11 – 14 June 2019
15 – 26 July 2019

REGIONAL VICTORIA

17 – 21 June 2019

WESTERN AUSTRALIA


PERTH

5 – 16 August 2019
26 – 30 August –2019

REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA

19 – 23 August 2019

SOUTH AUSTRALIA


ADELAIDE

29 July – 9 August 2019
19 – 25 August 2019

REGIONAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA

12 – 16 August 2019

QUEENSLAND


REGIONAL QUEENSLAND

15 – 19 July 2019

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY


6 – 10 May 2019
9 – 13 September 2019

NORTHERN TERRITORY


DARWIN

20 – 24 May

TASMANIA


HOBART

20 May – 2 June 2019

LAUNCESTON / DEVONPORT

27 – 31 May 2019

 

In-School Performances

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CONTACT US

Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
Tel:
1300 305 730
Fax:
1300 552 271
Post:
PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000