Shakespeare in Paradise’s 10th Season is over!

SiP 2018, our tenth festival, opened on October 1 with the premiere of Short Tales, ten short plays by ten local authors, directed by eight budding directors. On October 2, Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Erin T. Knowles, opened to student audiences, and on October 3, it welcomed the first members of the public to its evening ... More

Much Ado About “Der Real Ting Musical!!”

I’m going to have to steal a line from William Shakespeare and change it up just a tad, because there’s much ado about Der Real Ting!! Musical – and you need not walk, but rather run to the Dundas Box Office to score tickets to this jukebox musical which made its debut at the 10th season of Shakespeare in Paradise (SiP). Set 42 years ... More

Shakespeare in Paradise joins STA

In November 2017, Shakespeare in Paradise became a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). This makes us one of over 120 theatres primarily involved with the production of Shakespeare's plays. From January 14-21, representatives of SiP—Nicolette Bethel (Festival Director) and Delores Archer-Adderley (Managing Director)—a... More



Announcing: The Cast for Small Axe

Shakespeare in Paradise is pleased to announce the cast of Small Axe, a new play by Nicolette Bethel about an idealistic civil servant, his cousin the Prime Minister, and the woman who comes between them. The production runs from October 2 - 7 in the PAB Black Box, with four public performances and two student matinees. Mallory King, ... More

Announcing: The Cast for Once on This Island

Shakespeare in Paradise is pleased to announce the cast of Once On This Island. The production runs from October 10th thru October 14th with four public performances and four student matinees. Once On This Island is a delightful musical fable with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It is based on Rosa Guy's novel ... More

Announcing: The Cast for Othello

Shakespeare in Paradise is pleased to announce the cast for William Shakespeare’s Othello, the signature Shakespeare offering for this year’s festival. Othello opens October 2nd and closes October 7th with 4 public performances and 4 student matinees: Othello - Mark A. Humes Desdemona - Amanda Pavan Iago - David Burrows Michael Cassio - ... More

Shakespeare in Paradise 2017 posters

Every year, Shakespeare in Paradise has released poster art for each individual show. In normal years, each show poster is designed by a different Bahamian artist. This year, we have a new graphic team led by Theo McClain, and he is putting his own spin on our festival art. He is working with another artist, June Collie, designer of the ... More

SiP 2017 Auditions are Over!

Auditions were held for Once on This Island, Othello, and Small Axe on July 19, 20 and 24, and rehearsals are set to begin on July 31. This year, the standard of auditions was very high. Over 30 people aged between 7 and 55 faced their fears and auditioned for some very picky directors! Although everyone couldn't be successful, we were ... More

Auditions – Othello and Small Axe

Othello & Small Axe Auditions July 20 Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts Winston V. Saunders Theatre 6 PM Thursday July 20 2017 Male audition pieces Female audition pieces Othello: Shakespeare's tragedy about the Moor of Venice Othello is looking for 5 men: Brabantio: Desdemona’s father, a somewhat blustering and self-important ... More