Play In A Day

Bell Shakespeare’s lively script reading series celebrating rarely read classics

Energetic and invigorating, Play In A Day is Bell Shakespeare’s lively script reading series celebrating rarely read classics.

Actors and director have one day together as a group before standing script-in-hand in front of an audience, the bare-bones reading allowing the words to take centre stage.

In 2022, Play In A Day continues our look at the works of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, with a popular satire from Shakespeare’s great friend and rival, Ben Jonson, and a play by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.

With thanks to Play in a Day Patrons Kimberly Cartwright and Charles Littrell

THE CHANGELING

21 July 2022, 6.30pm
The Seed, Pier 2/3 Sydney
Tickets $45

By Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Director Priscilla Jackman

Betrayal, sexual jealousy and murder combine in The Changeling, a masterpiece of Jacobean tragedy. The authors, Middleton and Rowley, were frequent collaborators, and The Changeling is a fascinating example of them playing to their strengths. Rowley sets the scene and brings comic relief through a subplot, while Middleton delivers the main story with a deep dive into the dark heart of human nature.

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