Tag: Sydney Shakespeare

Bar’d Work Sydney is a new kind of theatre

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Australia’s favourite Shakespeare troupe, Bar’d Work, is thrilled to announce its return to the vibrant pub scene with “Much Ado About Nothing”, set to light up the Shakesbeer Sessions once again. Delving into the heart of Shakespeare’s comedic brilliance, this show pits the sharp-tongued Beatrice against the wily Benedick in a verbal duel that is as hilarious as it is timeless. Set in the convivial atmosphere of Sydney’s most iconic pubs, Bar’d Work invites audiences to experience a side of Shakespeare that’s rarely seen in traditional theatre settings. The company’s rendition of “Much Ado About Nothing” promises a whirlwind of romance, intrigue, and laughter, engaging audiences in a way that only live theatre—in the most unexpected of venues—can. Director and creator Chris Huntly-Turner makes it clear, “The Bar’d is back, taking Sydney pubs by storm, performing Shakespeare the way the Bard himself intended – for the people, in packed out pubs!” It’s a nod to the Elizabethan tradition of staging plays in inn yards, making the Bard’s work accessible and relatable to everyone. According to Laura Heuston of Theatre Travels, Bar’d Work’s approach has demonstrated that making Shakespeare accessible and entertaining for modern audiences doesn’t require radically altering the text, but rather, adapting the performance style – and the audiences have responded with roaring laughter and enthusiastic participation. Originating from a moment of inspiration among actors in 2019, Bar’d Work has grown into a beloved staple of the Australian pub scene. Its unique blend of interactive, raucous storytelling has seen the company sell out multiple… Read More

The bard is back: Shakespeare by the Bay is on again in Sydney

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Back by popular demand, Shakespeare By The Bay by Bard On The Beach, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and the Woollahra Council, brings world-renowned Shakespearean performances to life. Get your ‘tithers’, ‘whithers’, thines and mines and all your oxymorons ready as the magic of the words of William grace the beach to the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour. It’s kind of like the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, only Shakespeare. The troupe will be putting on classics like The Life and Death of King John as well as The Comedy of Errors all from Robertson Park in Watsons Bay. Performances will run during the evening over two weeks 1st March – 10th March, from Friday through to Sunday. And you can even bring your dog! This year will also introduce Bard & Bark for the performance on 3 March of “The Comedy of Errors”. A dog friendly evening for you to enjoy the works of Shakespeare with the WHOLE family. See the wonder of William’s work at: The Life and Death of King John: Friday 1st, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th The Comedy of Errors: Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Friday 8th Time: 7:30pm – 10:15pm Get tickets at the website.