Much Ado About Nothing | From Director James Evans

Much Ado About Nothing is the original romantic comedy. But like all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedy hovers dangerously close. Claudio’s appalling treatment of Hero, her supposed death, and subsequent ‘rebirth’ sit disruptively alongside the sparkling wit of Beatrice and Benedick, and the buffoonery of Dogberry and the Watch. Shakespeare was never constrained by the limitations of … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing | From Director James Evans

Much Ado About Nothing | Interview with Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti

Walk us through the process of lighting design, from first concept to being in the theatre. It’s a mixture of processes ranging from technical to artistic. It’s in an intermediate zone of outright being an artist and being a skilled craftsperson. In many ways, my job is to be a mind reader, I have to … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing | Interview with Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti

Bell Shakespeare and La Trobe Financial share the spirit of ‘others before self’

Bell Shakespeare Artistic Director Peter Evans and La Trobe Financial President & CEO Greg O’Neill OAM reflect on their shared mission to make a positive difference in the community. By Andy McLean It may not be obvious at first glance, but Bell Shakespeare and La Trobe Financial have a great deal in common. Bell Shakespeare … Continue reading Bell Shakespeare and La Trobe Financial share the spirit of ‘others before self’

Much Ado About Nothing | Interview with Designer Pip Runciman

What was your inspiration for the set and costume design of Much Ado About Nothing? The Director James and I were inspired by the design style of contemporary kitsch minimal homes, restaurants and foyers, to create a space that suggests a summer playground for the rich. We wanted it to be visually appealing and familiar … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing | Interview with Designer Pip Runciman

John Bell Scholarship Audition Tips & Tricks 

Applications for the 2019 John Bell Scholarship are now officially open! We can’t wait to witness some incredible talent over the coming months as we audition students throughout Australia for this once in a lifetime opportunity. However, we know that auditions can sometimes feel daunting. To make sure you’re as prepared as possible, we sat down with our Resident … Continue reading John Bell Scholarship Audition Tips & Tricks 

From the Road: Interview with John Bell Scholarship winner Oliver Crawford

1. Why did you apply for the John Bell Scholarship? I applied for the John Bell Scholarship because I have had a slight obsession with Shakespeare for the past 4 years. When I heard about the scholarship, where I would spend a week with such a prestigious acting company focusing on Shakespeare, it just sounded … Continue reading From the Road: Interview with John Bell Scholarship winner Oliver Crawford

Julius Caesar | Interview with Assistant Director Nasim Khosravi

How did you become involved in theatre? What drew you to this career? I received the first offer to join a theatre group when I was fifteen, when attending ‘Nima Poetry Nights’ in Kerman, Iran. I was the youngest member of both groups at that time, for both poetry and theatre. In less than two … Continue reading Julius Caesar | Interview with Assistant Director Nasim Khosravi

TOP 10 GREATEST LOVERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBER 1

OUR COUNTDOWN OF THE GREATEST ROMANTIC COUPLES IN SHAKESPEARE CONCLUDES TODAY, AS WE REVEAL OUR NUMBER ONE. Compiled by Andy McLean HAVE YOUR SAY Which Shakespearean lovers set your pulse racing? Do you agree or disagree with our experts? Share your view on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. SHAKESPEARE AND HIS “LOVELY BOY” (Sonnets) Shakespeare’s writing … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST LOVERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBER 1

TOP 10 GREATEST LOVERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2

OUR EXPERT PANEL HAS NOMINATED THE SHAKESPEARE COUPLES WHO SET THEIR PULSES RACING THE FASTEST. TODAY WE REVEAL SOME OF THE GREATEST LOVERS TO EVER GRACE THE STAGE. Compiled by Andy McLean JOIN THE DEBATE Which Shakespearean lovers have stolen your heart? Do you agree or disagree with our experts? Share your view on Twitter, … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST LOVERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2