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Tue 17 Jun 2014, 6:30pm–8:45pm
Wed 18 Jun 2014, 6:30pm–8:45pm
Thu 19 Jun 2014, 8:00pm–10:15pm
Fri 20 Jun 2014, 8:00pm–10:15pm
Sat 21 Jun 2014, 8:00pm–10:15pm

Where: Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $46.00
  • Senior: $38.00
  • Friends of Circa: $33.00
  • Groups 6+: $39.00
  • Groups 20+: $36.00
  • Under 25: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: yael2

Shakespeare and Guy Fawkes. It’s going to be a blast.

Peter Hambleton returns to Circa from The Hobbit Trilogy, to direct Bill Cain’s Equivocation: an explosively-comedic and high-stakes political thriller that will blow your mind.

London, 1605. Shakespeare is ordered to rewrite the ‘true’ story of Guy Fawkes and the treasonous Gunpowder Plot – as a crowd-pleasing play. While the plotters wait in prison, he must decide if he would rather write a lie and lose his soul, or write the truth and lose his head. He walks this dangerous tightrope with the help of his theatre troupe, his devoted daughter, and by learning the art of equivocation (the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth).

“I want to tell the truth. I just don’t want to get caught at it.”

Featuring a star-filled cast, set design by award-winner Andrew Foster, and costumes by Toi Whakaari School of Costume Construction, Equivocation is for theatre-lovers, fashion fanatics, Game of Thrones and House of Cards fans, human rights watchers, conspiracy-theorists, legal eagles, politicos, and anyone who has ever had a boss from hell.

With Will Shakespeare writing your government’s propaganda, you can’t go wrong, can you?

Written in modern dialogue.
Contains strong language and violent scenes.

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