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NZSO | Sonnets Unplugged


Wed 30 Jun 2010, 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: Wellington Town Hall, 111 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: NZSO

Sonnets Unplugged is an exciting new departure for us – the world premiere of a fully-orchestrated original drama, setting 16 of Shakespeare’s sonnets to music by Gareth Farr.

It’s brought to life by actors Rima Te Wiata and Kristian Lavercombe, who reveal the sonnets in a new way by linking them into a strong storyline based around three characters – the poet, his mistress, and his muse.

Passion. Obsession. Jealousy. Turmoil. Shakespeare packed it all into his sonnets which remain deeply mysterious, hundreds of years later.

Synopsis: William, alone and un-inspired, decides to invoke the god of all poetry. A tale of obsessive love follows, made all the more intense when William’s beloved male Muse becomes an enticing but frightening female.

Under the Muse’s influence, William experiences the complexities and sorrows of human desire. Determined to capture the essence of love in poetry, and unable to disbelieve or escape the very visions he has created, William’s fantasy turns nightmare

Anyone who loves the language of love should not miss this concert! Gareth calls it a darkly passionate “sound world” full of acting, song and dance. William Shakespeare will never be the same!

Ticket price: Adults $15, Students $5

Book at Ticketek / 0800 842 538.

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