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by Cam MacDonald
posted 25/07/2022

In A Nutshell

A journey through Shakespeare’s best-loved plays in Bell Shakespeare’s new theatre space at Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

Bell Shakespeare Artistic Director, Peter Evans

Bell Shakespeare will present the first production in their new theatre space The Neilson Nutshell at the newly redeveloped Pier 2/3 at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct from 4 – 7 August.

In A Nutshell is a journey through key scenes and speeches from some of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, performed by a remarkable ensemble of actors and guided by Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director Peter Evans.


The ensemble cast will skillfully switch between characters and scenes from a variety of plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, King Lear and As You Like It, bringing to life Shakespeare’s words. The cast includes Bell Shakespeare Associate Director James Evans, Eleni Cassimatis, Harriet Gordon-Anderson and Robert Menzies, who recently starred in the company’s acclaimed production of Hamlet, along with Blazey Best and Toby Schmitz.

(clockwise from top left) Blazey Best, Eleni Cassimatis, Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Toby Schmitz, Robert Menzies & James Evans.

Whether you are new to Shakespeare, revisiting his work or an aficionado, this is a unique opportunity to watch a remarkable ensemble of actors jump from role to role in our new, intimate theatre at Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay.

Photography by Brett Boardman

Who: Bell Shakespeare

What: In A Nutshell

Where: The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay

When: Thursday, 4th – Sunday, 7th August 2022

To find out more and to book online CLICK HERE