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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE @ GREEK THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

“All that glisters is not gold.”

Following the Company’s compelling production of Hamlet in April this year, Bard on the Beach returns to The Greek Theatre in Marrickville this month with its presentation of The Merchant of Venice.

Supported by the directorial guidance of Patricia Rowling, Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach, this Shakespeare play explores prejudice, human relationships and social boundaries in 16th Century Venice. Continue reading THE MERCHANT OF VENICE @ GREEK THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

The Three Musketeers @ The Genesian Theatre

It's fun for young and old  with the swashbuckling classic The Three Musketeers given a hearty revival with Mark Banks' production. Production photography by Grant Fraser
It’s fun for young and old with the swashbuckling classic The Three Musketeers given a hearty revival with Mark Banks’ production. Production photography by Grant Fraser

Yes the dashing quartet,  Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan, and their swashbuckling deeds of derring do, are back in town at the Genesian theatre. This version, an adaptation by  was a recent hot ticket at the Bristol Old Vic in the UK.

Based on the much loved tale by Alexandre Dumas,  the simplified yet still complicated twists and turns of this epic story of ‘heroism, valour, treachery, close escapes and above all honour’ are told in short, sharp scenes.

Will D”Artagnan with the help of his friends retrieve the Queen’s necklace in time for her to wear it at the ball ?Will D’Artagnan officially become a Musketeer fulfilling his dream ? What of Constance, the Queen’s maid that he falls in love with? And what exactly are the Cardinal and Milady plotting behind the King’s back ? Continue reading The Three Musketeers @ The Genesian Theatre

The Tempest @ Balmoral

A perfect Sydney summer's evening- Shakespeare being performed around the Rotunda at Balmoral Beach
A perfect Sydney summer’s evening- Shakespeare being performed around the Rotunda at Balmoral Beach

The setting sun over Balmoral Beach on a warm summer’s evening provided the perfect backdrop for a highly enjoyable night’s entertainment of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST presented by Bard on the Beach.

For 25 years Shakespeare by the Sea was a benchmark for outdoor Shakespeare in Sydney. Founded and curated by David MacSwan, the Company performed some twenty Shakespeare plays at the beach with its closing season in 2011 after MacSwan’s sudden death from a pulmonary embolism  early on in the final summer

Bard on the Beach is a new Shakespeare company created by former actors of Shakespeare by the Sea to fill the gap left by MacSwan’s wonderful pioneering work. Continue reading The Tempest @ Balmoral