The Word Before Shakespeare

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Bob Ellis & Riverside

The Word Before Shakespeare

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 05 November - 12 November 2013

From Australian writer, journalist, filmmaker and political commentator Bob Ellis, comes a unique and fascinating night of prose, verse and music featuring works from some of the world’s most famous people including Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More, Sir Thomas Malory, Sir Philip Sidney, William Tyndale, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I.

Joining Ellis on stage will Denny Lawrence, Paul Bertram, Terry Clarke, Jane Harders, Nathaniel Pemberton and Natasha Vickery, all of whom will offer an unforgettable evening that, like The Hollow Crown and The Ages Of Man, will become a favourite outing in the coming years.

The Word Before Shakespeare will startle and delight every age group with its vigour and beauty.


Dates & Times:
7:00pm, Tuesday 5 November
7:00pm, Tuesday 12 November

All tickets $17*
*Transaction fees may apply

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Ticket Prices

All tickets $17

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30