I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
This summer's installment of the Sydney Shakespeare Festival will take place earlier than usual, with the event set to run in November and December instead of January and February next year. And that's not all that's changed; it will now be held in the theatre at the Old Fitzroy Hotel in Woolloomooloo, and is being produced by SITCO, with Richard Hilliar as the new artistic director.
The festival still has the same structure though, with two of Shakespeare's plays to be performed in alternating runs over the course of a month, from Wednesday November 20 to Saturday December 21. For this Festival, they will be King Lear and Measure for Measure, and the same cast will perform both plays.
Previews of the shows will take place on Wednesday November 20 and Thursday November 21, with the regular season set to run from Friday November 22 to December 21, and you can find details on which plays will be held on which night here. Shows will start at 8.00pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, and at 5.00pm on Sundays.
Tickets to the Sydney Shakespeare cost $32.00 for adults and $26.00 for Concessions. On (cheap) Tuesdays and at the previews, they cost $21.00. There's also the opportunity of enjoying a meal with the show, and these tickets cost $39.00 ($33.00 for Concessions and $28.00 on Tuesdays and at the previews). You can book your tickets online here.