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Pop-up Globe’s celebration farewell Auckland season, “The Summer of Love” presented by Anthony Harper, kicks off on the 7th December.  Headlined by a brand new production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Dr Miles Gregory.  Justly regarded as Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet enchants audiences with a spell-binding mix of comedy, love, poetry and – ultimately – tragedy. Balancing the tragic with comedy is a Pop-up Globe specialty.  Accompanying is a revival of our most popular show ever, Miriama McDowell’s Much Ado About Nothing an invitation to a joyful and uproarious house party, combining live music, dance and spectacular costumes in a South Pacific setting!

The highly successful collaboration with The Stage Company, The Children’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, from our Winter Festival has been revived for a strictly limited run of only 6 shows during the summer holiday’s.  Whether you missed it in winter, or your kids are dying to see it again, you can add it to the list of activities to keep them over busy over the holidays!

Closing out the season, Pop-up Globe is excited to announce the international debut of the London smash hit Emilia, by Morgan Lloyd Malcom, set to take the stage in March 2020 at the Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre.

400 years ago, in Shakespeare’s London, Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history? Emilia and her sisters reach out to us across the centuries with passion, fury, laughter and song. Listen to them. Let them inspire and unite us.

Directed by award-winning kiwi director and actor Miriama McDowell and featuring a diverse cast of powerful women, Emilia is a theatrical spectacular that “rouses its audience to a pitch of fervour” (The Guardian), and is “a firecracker of a play” (The Times).

Once the season closes, the theatre will Pop-down ready to embark on its overseas adventures.  There can be no extensions. Secure your seats today before the season sells out.

We are delighted our Foundation Sponsor Anthony Harper will be presenting the season, and to celebrate our remarkable partnership, for our farewell NZ season we are renaming our Auckland playhouse the Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe theatre.