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Shakespeare in the Park - Battle of the B**tards


Fri 7 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:15pm
Sat 8 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:15pm
Sun 9 Feb 2014, 1:00pm–3:15pm
Sun 9 Feb 2014, 4:00pm–6:15pm
Mon 10 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:15pm
Tue 11 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:15pm

Where: Queens Park, Gala Street, Invercargill, Southland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Children: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Angela Newell

Strap on your codpiece for the grisly and raucously funny story of Shakespeare's biggest bastard--Edmond the Bastard from King Lear.

Shakespeare in the Park Charitable Trust is proud to announce its line-up for 2014’s annual Bardfest.

After winning Best Of The Fringe in Canada’s Toronto Fringe Festival, variety entertainer David Ladderman will harness the power of swordfights, old-time cussing and a squishy pumpkin in his one-man show, The Battle of the B**tards.

If you like Shakespeare you should probably go. If you don’t like Shakespeare you should definitely go. It's Lear, but not as you know it!

As well as seeing David’s award-winning show, on stage in the band rotunda area, audiences will also be able to pick a path and discover hidden Shakespeare gems throughout Queen’s Park prior to the show. This part of the show is FREE.
(David's show is ticketed)

NB: David's show starts at 7pm, so come from 6:00pm to see the promenade pieces.

Click here for a sneak preview of the show:

How the critics have reacted:
Most Outstanding Performances - NOW Magazine, Toronto

Best of the Fringe -The Grid, Toronto

"The show is dazzling" -Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"Less than a week into the NZ International Comedy Festival and I’m tempted to call it one of the best. It’s definitely one of the most inventive, intelligent shows you’ll see in the festival." - Comedy Festival Dispatch, The Lumiere Reader, Auckland

"Intelligent, raucously funny, rich, varied and grisly... Highly recommended" -Theatreview, Christchurch

Book at the Invercargill i-SITE (in the Southland Museum building)