The Players

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.

In 2020 we are bringing back three favourite shows by popular demand.

COVID-19 UPDATE

This is a confusing and stressful time for all, not the least for schools. We know that the next few months ahead are uncertain with potential closures, differing school policies, and advice regarding excursions and incursions. We have made the difficult decision to postpone The Players touring in Term 2. If this affects your booking we will be in touch shortly. Please note that all Term 3 performances are currently proceeding as planned.

Originally by William Shakespeare
Messed around with by Andy Griffiths
Adapted by Joanna Erskine

In 2019 Just Romeo and Juliet! took Australia by storm, and we’re excited to announce it’s back for 2020.

When Andy unwittingly auditions for a school production of Romeo and Juliet, he gets more than he bargained for. Featuring Shakespeare’s original language within a madcap adventure, follow Andy, Danny and Lisa as they rehearse the greatest love story ever known with hilarious results. It’s Andy Griffiths’ beloved humour in a rollicking tale of Shakespearean proportions.

Perfect for those just starting out on their Shakespeare journeys, as well as those well versed in the Bard.

DATES

Canberra
4 – 8 May
14 – 18 September
21 – 25 September

Details:

Primary performances:

  1. $995 for up to 140 students. Additional students $7 each up to maximum of 200. Schools experiencing financial, socioeconomic and/or geographic challenges may apply for a Sharing Shakespeare subsidy. Please contact the Learning team to find out more.
  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