450th Birthday


23rd April  /  6:00 PM

It begins! Our week long celebration of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with Bell Shakespeare and Google Australia. Come and join Cleopatra, Hamlet, Romeo, Juliet, Richard III as we throw a surprise birthday party to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday!


28th April  /  2:00 PM 

Join Co-Artistic Directors of Bell Shakespeare, John Bell and Peter Evans, in conversation with Andy McLean. They talk about theatre, Shakespeare, and the legacy he left us all through his plays, in this brand new interview.


29th April  /  10:00 AM

Sit in on a Hamlet acting workshop with Bell Shakespeare artists, facilitated by Associate Artist & Resident Artist in Education, James Evans. Using excerpts from the play, watch as we decode and interpret the text, and gain insights into the actor’s process.


30th April  /  10:00 AM

Join us as we unveil a new video featuring Co-Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare and one of Australia’s most acclaimed theatre personalities, John Bell, with actress, model and founder of Impossible.com, Lily Cole.


1st May  /  2:00 PM – 3.00 PM

Join our Google + Hangout in History as we journey back  to Elizabethan England, learning about this historic time, and encountering famous characters including William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I herself!


2nd May  /  2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Be a part of the performance as we call upon all the Romeo’s and Juliet’s to re-enact the famous balcony scene, line by line, live on air! All you need is your love of Shakespeare and a Google+ account. To participate in our live Hangout On Air, join the event via the link below and post a comment to express your interest. We’ll be in touch with more information and instructions to join. Hope to see you there!


Prue Vercoe
Publicity Manager
T: 02 8298 9063
M: 0410 541 663
E: pruev@bellshakespeare.com.au