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at Athenaeum Theatre

Paul Kelly does Shakespeare

For a man often regarded as the bard of modern Australia, Paul Kelly’s most treasured possession isn’t all that surprising: a three-volume collection of Shakespeare’s works that weighs as much as a small child. His latest album – Seven Sonnets & A Song – is a tribute to the legendary playwright, with Kelly performing his own takes on Shakespeare's poetic explorations of love and lust.

On the morning of Saturday 23 April – as the clock strikes midnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death – Kelly joins forces with Alice Keath and Vika and Linda Bull for a special performance of the album, and a discussion of one bard’s affinity for another.

Who?

Portrait of Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has recorded over 25 albums, several film soundtracks and published a self-described ‘mongrel memoir’,  How To Make Gravy, in an influential career spanning four decades. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2017, he was appointed as an officer of the Order of Australia  His latest release is ‘Nature’.

Portrait of Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte is a multi-award winning Australian actor of stage and screen. 

Portrait of Bert LaBonté

Bert LaBonté

Bert is an Australian actor, recently Green Room-nominated for his body of work in theatre. He is known for a variety of shows across the country, including Lungs, I Am a Miracle, Birdland, Timeshare, The Good Person of Szechwan, Let’s Get It On, When I Fall in Love – The Nat King Cole Story and The Mountaintop (Green Room Award nominee), and as an original cast member of Rupert (MTC and Washington US tour).

Portrait of Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the author of six books, including the ABIA and Indie award-winning short fiction collection Foreign Soil (2014), and the critically acclaimed memoir The Hate Race (2016), which is currently being adapted for the Australian stage. Her poetry collection Carrying The World won the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry.

Where?

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