King Lear Tickets
Dawes Point, New South Wales

King Lear Tickets

Shakespeare's epic of the imagination, King Lear, creates a portrait of a family and a country torn apart. Presented by Bell Shakespeare.
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About King Lear

King Lear has ruled for a lifetime. He has plans for succession – the Kingdom is to be shared among his three daughters. But when he is challenged, Lear’s reaction unravels his family and ultimately the country, hurling him into a storm of rage, self-discovery, and perhaps even acceptance.

Is this Shakespeare’s great exploration of ‘filial ingratitude’? Or the sad tale of an old man in decline and the terrible choices forced upon his daughters? Is it the story of an appallingly entitled and selfish king? Or a daughter too naïve and proud to compromise for an ailing father? It is about all these things, and more. Shakespeare’s epic of the imagination, performed in the profoundly intimate setting of The Neilson Nutshell.

For the first time since 2010, Bell Shakespeare presents King Lear. Directed by Peter Evans and starring one of Australia’s finest classical actors Robert Menzies, this heart-wrenching new production promises to be powerful and utterly unforgettable.

Robert Menzies is one of this country’s great classical actors. For Bell Shakespeare he has given us the fatherly, sensitive yet politic Polonius in Hamlet, and the poetic, philosophical but tough-minded Friar in Romeo and Juliet. Robert’s career spans four decades working on some of the great productions in our theatre history. We are thrilled to present his powerful, brilliant and entirely unique performance of Lear.

Run time

2hr 30min (incl. interval)

Start date

14th June, 2024

End date

20th July, 2024




Ages 15+


The Neilson Nutshell

Pier 2/3, 1/13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point, New South Wales, Australia, 2000


GETTING TO THE VENUE Pier 2/3 is a heritage listed finger wharf in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Steeped in Sydney’s industrial history, Pier 2/3 is part of a landmark project by the NSW Government to rejuvenate Walsh Bay into a cultural and creative hub.

BY BUS: Hickson Road is serviced by the 324 and 325 bus service or the 311 to Millers Point.

WALK or CYCLE: Pedestrian and cycle paths service Walsh Bay Arts Precinct from Barangaroo to Circular Quay. It is a brisk 15-20 minute walk from Circular Quay and Wynyard transport hubs.

DRIVING: Metered parking is available on Hickson Road and paid off-street parking can be found at 26 Hickson Road (Interpark) and at the corner of Towns Place and Hickson Road (Wilsons).

More information about King Lear

Director: Peter Evans

Designer: Anna Tregloan

Composer & Sound Designer: Max Lyandvert

Lighting Designer: Benjamin Cisterne


King Lear: __Robert Menzies __

Regan: Tamara Lee Bailey

Albany: Shameer Birges

Oswald: Jeremi Campese

Cordelia/Fool: Melissa Kahraman

Edgar/France: Alex King

Gloucester: James Lugton

Goneril: Lizzie Schebesta

Cornwall: Michael Wahr

Kent: Janine Watson

Ensemble/Understudy: Brittany Santariga and James Thomasson

Frequently asked questions

What is the running time of King Lear?

King Lear runs for 2hr 30min (incl. interval)

Which theatre is King Lear at?

King Lear is at Dawes Point's The Neilson Nutshell.

How much are tickets for King Lear?

King Lear tickets start at $50.

What is the age recommendation for King Lear?

Ages 15+

How do you get tickets for King Lear?

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