|Mon 28 Mar 2016, 8:00pm–10:30pm|
|Tue 29 Mar 2016, 12:00pm–2:30pm|
|Tue 29 Mar 2016, 8:00pm–10:30pm|
|Thu 31 Mar 2016, 8:00pm–10:30pm|
|Sun 3 Apr 2016, 12:00pm–2:30pm|
|Tue 5 Apr 2016, 8:00pm–10:30pm|
|Wed 6 Apr 2016, 12:00pm–2:30pm|
|Thu 7 Apr 2016, 8:00pm–10:30pm|
|Sat 9 Apr 2016, 8:00pm–10:30pm|
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“When hearts collide, nations break.”
This radically-reworked version of Shakespeare’s take on one of the greatest love stories ever told is performed by a large cast of young, fearless, energetic, and musical professional actors. The play is trimmed down to 100 minutes long, and promises to deliver a new understanding of this timeless tragedy in a contemporary setting.
Antony & Cleopatra is a tale of love and war; it’s an intimate, yet wide-ranging story about the manifestation of these two opposing forces that exist in all our lives. It is also the vital story of dichotomies that clash and attract; repulsion and desire, male and female; East and West, emotion and reason, private and public. These opposites have been a template for this exceptional team to explore the staging of these attributes with minimal set and maximum audience connection.
Directed and dramaturged by award-winning director Vanessa Byrnes, who was the first Australasian to Assistant-Direct at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (London), this production is a reworked version of the highly successful final year production at Unitec (2015).
"Byrnes' Antony and Cleopatra is a sensual feast – for the eyes, for the ears and for the heart. It's a work for both the purist and the innovator, for the world-weary Shakespeare scholar and the first-timer, for the ritualist, the pragmatist, the critic and the examiner. It's especially good for lovers of the craft of acting and for those who like to look to the future of our art – and, of course, it's a production for all ages.” - Lexie Matheson, Theatreview
Presented by Byrnes Productions Ltd with support from Unitec.
You can see their promotional trailer here: https://vimeo.com/158440333
"Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines"
Pop-up Globe is an open air amphitheatre and in the Groundlings under the sun it can get quite hot. We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle and even a handheld fan. Umbrellas are not permitted inside the yard so in case of rain please bring a raincoat!
Pop-up Globe Auckland is a full-scale working temporary replica of the second Globe Theatre originally built by Shakespeare and his company in 1614, the result of groundbreaking international academic research. With a steel frame ‘skinned’ in plywood the Pop-up Globe fuses cutting-edge scaffold technology with 400-year-old designs and superb contemporary performances to create an immersive 360 degree experience unlike any other.
St Matthew-in-the-City, CBD, Auckland
Thu 8 Dec 7:30pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland
Fri 9 Dec 7:30pm – more dates
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