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2018 Open Air Summer Shakespeare


Tue 20 Feb 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Fri 23 Feb 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Mona Vale, 40 Mona Vale Avenue, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission - Full: $15.00
  • General Admission - Concession: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Derek Doddington

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare. Directed by Elizabeth Grubb for the 15th consecutive year, Top Dog Theatre bring Shakespeare alive in the beautiful gardens at Mona Vale.

For this year’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, Top Dog Theatre continues the tradition of bringing Shakespeare alive and accessible in the open air, returning with a fine evening of entertainment.

Polixenes, King of Bohemia, has been on a nine-month visit to the court of his childhood friend Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his wife, Queen Hermione. Groundlessly, Leontes becomes convinced that his heavily pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes.

And from there is goes from bad to worse, only there’s a little twist at the end, to send you home smiling. Come see what we do...

Providing a fantastic opportunity for Christchurch residents to see a rare performance of Shakespeare, the newly reopened Mona Vale Homestead and grounds play host to groups of friends and families who are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and cushions for matinees and evening performances.

Toilets and refreshments on site.

Sit on a picnic blanket, (at the front) or low/high chair (seating is segregated for audience viewing) and remember to bring plenty of warm clothing.

Tickets available on the gate.

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