Arts Centre
100 St Kilda Rd

Bell Shakespeare to present 'Richard 3' in Melbourne

Legendary Australian theatre troupe Bell Shakespeare are bringing one of the Bard's most iconic tales to Melbourne. 

First performed in 1593, Richard 3 paints a portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath that manipulates his way to the ruling class, slaughtering his family, marries his victim's widow and betrays his allies - all in a quest to become king. 
Sound familiar? Feel free to join the dots on why this 1593 Shakespearean play is frighteningly apt both to a 2017 audeience and to the state of contemporary politics. 
Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany will star as one of history's most gleefully amoral villains, with Artistic Director Peter Evans re-imagining Shakespeare in a way that is bold and contemporary, while staying true to the text's roots. 

Richard 3 runs at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio from April 20 - May 7.