Twelfth Night (2016)

Directed by Dr Miles Gregory, Twelfth Night was presented by an all-male company in Jacobean dress. With its focus on the contrast between the sensual court of Orsino and the household of Olivia in a perpetual state of mourning frequently undermined by the antics of Sir Toby, this production of Twelfth Night featured a guitar-playing Feste who was in modern dress by the end of the show. Twelfth Night opened Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 18 February 2016.

Cast:
Antonio – Jatinder Singh
Curio – Alexander Holloway
Feste – Adrian Hooke
Malvolio – Stanley Andrew Jackson III
Maria – Stephen Butterworth
Olivia – Daniel Watterson
Orsino – Carl Drake
Sebastian – Jonathan Tynan-Moss
Sir Toby Belch – Edward Newborn
Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Paul Willis
Valentine – Phodiso Dintwe
Viola – Aaron Richardson

Creatives:
Director – Dr Miles Gregory
Associate Director – David Lawrence
Costume design – Bob Capocci
Music – Paul McLaney
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Assistant Director – Eddie Bijl

Romeo and Juliet (2016)

Directed by Ben Naylor, Romeo and Juliet was presented in bespoke costumes and set in a Verona where the violence between the Capulets and Montagues continually threatened to spill off the stage and out into the yard. Set in a police state, the Prince was accompanied by baton-wielding masked guards while the rival families fought each other with knives, and the likes of Capulet and Paris were unafraid to show off the extravagances of their wealth. Romeo and Juliet opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Friday 19 February 2016.

Cast:
Balthasar – Alexander Holloway
Benvolio – Daniel Watterson
Friar Laurence – Edward Newborn
Gregory – Adrian Hooke
Juliet – Christel Chapman
Lady Capulet – Miriama McDowell
Lord Capulet – Stephen Butterworth
Lord Montague – Carl Drake
Mercutio/Prince – Stanley Andrew Jackson III
The Nurse/Lady Montague – Carmel McGlone
Paris’ page/Apothecary – Phodiso Dintwe
Paris/Sampson – Aaron Richardson
Peter – Paul Willis
Romeo – Jonathan Tynan-Moss
Tybalt – Jatinder Singh

Creatives:
Director – Ben Naylor
Associate Director – Chris Jannides
Music – Paul McLaney
Costumes – Chantelle Gerrard
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Assistant Director – Eddie Bijl

Much Ado About Nothing (2017)

Directed by Miriama McDowell and full of Polynesian-inspired dance and music, Much Ado About Nothing was presented in a Pasifika setting, with Leonato the governor of a banana plantation, Dogberry and Verges the local customs and quarantine officers, and Don Pedro’s entourage sojourning on the island of Messina. Much Ado About Nothing opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 23 February 2017, and at Pop-up Globe Melbourne on Friday 22 September 2017.

Cast:
Beatrice – Jacque Drew
Benedick – Semu Filipo (AKL), Asalemo Tofete (MEL)
Borachio – Daryl Green
Claudio – Theo David
Conrade – Haakon Smestad
Dogberry – Kieran Mortell
Don John – Te Kohe Tuhaka (AKL), Regan Taylor (MEL)
Don Pedro – Kevin Keys (AKL), Mark Dickinson (MEL)
Friar – Jackson Coe
Hero – Victoria Abbott
Leonato – Phil Grieve (AKL), John Callen (AKL), Simon Prast (MEL)
Margaret – Roimata Fox
Ursula – Jasmine Blackborow
Verges – Johnny Light

Creatives:
Director – Miriama McDowell
Associate Director – Kasina Campbell
Costume Design – Chantelle Gerrard
Music – Paul McLaney
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Assistant Director – Ania Upstill

As You Like It (2017)

Directed by Tom Mallaburn and featuring an all-male cast, As You Like It was presented in Jacobean dress with Duke Frederick’s dysfunctional court resembling the Cavalier court of King Charles I and the exiled Duke Senior and his followers hearkening back to simpler times. As You Like It embraced a metatheatrical exploration of gender and featured Hymen the god of marriage flying in to bless the happy couples at the end of the play. As You Like It opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Friday 24 February 2017, and at Pop-up Globe Melbourne on Thursday 21 September 2017.

Cast:
Adam/Sir Oliver Martext – Barry de Lore
Celia – Stanley Andrew Jackson III
Charles/Audrey – Anatonio Te Maioha
Corin – Edward Newborn
Duke Frederick – Stephen Butterworth
Duke Senior – Rawiri Paratene (AKL), Paul English (MEL)
Hymen – John Bayne
Jaques – Stephen Papps
Le Beau – Chris Huntly-Turner
Oliver – Joel Herbert (AKL), James Haxby (MEL)
Orlando – Adrian Hooke
Phebus – Jonathan Martin
Rosalind – Jonathan Tynan-Moss
Silvius – Joe Dekkers-Reihana (AKL), George Kemp (MEL)
Touchstone – Michael Mahoney

Creatives:
Director – Tom Mallaburn
Movement – Brigid Costello
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Costumes – Bob Capocci
Music – Paul McLaney
Assistant Director – Emma Carr

Othello (2017)

Directed by Ben Naylor, Othello was presented in bespoke costumes that resembled ‘Pirates of the Caribbean meets Game of Thrones’ and with a clash of cultures with Othello’s army. In this production both Othello and Emilia fought to retain their Maori culture within the context of the army garrison at Cyprus. Iago was played as a manifestation of the devil who was hoisted by his ankles into the ceiling in the final scene, and rose from the trapdoor with fireworks surrounding him in the jig. Othello opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 2 March 2017, and at Pop-up Globe Melbourne on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Cast:
Bianca – Victoria Abbott
Brabantio – Phil Grieve (AKL), Simon Prast (AKL/MEL)
Cassio – Daryl Green
Desdemona – Jasmine Blackborow
Duke of Venice – Jacque Drew
Emilia – Roimata Fox
Iago – Haakon Smestad
Lodovico – Jackson Coe
Montano – Johnny Light
Othello – Te Kohe Tuhaka (AKL), Regan Taylor (MEL)
Roderigo – Kieran Mortell
Soldier/Senator – Kevin Keys (AKL), Mark Dickinson (MEL)
Soldier – Semu Filipo (AKL), Asalemo Tofete (MEL)
Soldier – Theo David

Creatives:
Director – Ben Naylor
Costumes – Chantelle Gerrard
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Music – Paul McLaney
Movement – Megan Adams
Assistant Director – Hannah Schnieder

Henry V (2017)

Directed by Dr Miles Gregory, Henry V was presented in Jacobean dress for scenes set in the English and French courts, and in medieval armour once the English army set sail for France. Overseen by a Chorus dressed in modern hi-vis, Henry V featured spectacular battles involving cannons, siege ladders and flaming arrows, with the audience all willingly endowed as Henry’s army. Henry V opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Friday 3 March 2017 and at Pop-up Globe Melbourne on Saturday 23 September 2017.

Cast:
Bardolph/Gower – Adrian Hooke
Cambridge/Court/Berri/Jamy/Le Fer – Jonathan Tynan-Moss
Chorus/Macmorris/Burgundy – Michael Mahoney
Constable/Scroop/Williams – Anatonio Te Maioha
Dauphin – Stanley Andrew Jackson III
Exeter – Rawiri Paratene (AKL), Paul English (MEL)
Fluellen/Canterbury/Hostess – Barry de Lore
Gloucester – Jonathan Martin
Grey/Bates/Orleans – John Bayne
Henry – Chris Huntly-Turner
Montjoy/Alice – Stephen Butterworth
Nim/York – Stephen Papps
Pistol/King Charles – Edward Newborn
Princess Katherine/Boy – Joe Dekkers-Reihana (AKL), George Kemp (MEL)
Westmorland – Joel Herbert (AKL), James Haxby (MEL)

Creatives:
Director – Dr Miles Gregory
Costumes – Bob Capocci
Music – Paul McLaney
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Movement – Brigid Costello
Assistant Director – Eddie Bijl

Around The Globe In 60 Minutes! (2017)

Featuring song, dance, fight sequences, cross-dressing and metatheatricality, Around the Globe in 60 Minutes! was a one-hour long play designed to introduce audiences of all ages to the history of the second Globe. Set in 1643 and specially written for Pop-up Globe by Tom Mallaburn and directed by John Walton, it followed the exploits of playwright William Davenant as he attempts to sell the same play to the warring supporters of Oliver Cromwell and King Charles. Around the Globe in 60 Minutes! opened at Pop-up Globe Melbourne on Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Cast:
Hugh Sexton
Mia Landgren
Roy Barker
Kerrie-Anne Baker
Ben Adams

Creatives:
Director – John Walton
Writer – Tom Mallaburn
Costumes – Chantelle Gerrard
Movement – Brigid Costello
Music – Paul McLaney
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Assistant Director – Tim Paige

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017)

Directed by Dr Miles Gregory, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was presented in an eclectic mix of Jacobean costume, traditional Maori dress, and modern ‘tradie’ attire, with a text that translated the text of Hippolyta, Oberon, Titania, Puck and the world of the fairies into Te Reo Maori. A Midsummer Night’s Dream opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 7 December 2017.

Cast:
Demetrius – Patrick Carroll
Egeus/Peter Quince – Peter Daubé
Francis Flute – Sarah Griffin
Helena – Thomas Wingfield
Hermia – Max Loban
Hippolyta/Titania – Edward Peni
Lysander – Will Alexander
Nick Bottom – Mike Edward
Puck – Reuben Butler
Robin Starveling – Cameron Moore
Snug – Josh Cramond
Theseus/Oberon – Jason Te Kare
Tom Snout – Kevin Keys

Creatives:
Director – Dr Miles Gregory
Associate Director – Te Kohe Tuhaka
Music – Paul McLaney
Costumes – Bob Capocci & Shona Tawhaio
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Movement – Brigid Costello
Maori Movement – Beez Te Waati
Assistant Director – Eddie Bijl

Julius Caesar (2018)

Directed by Rita Stone, Julius Caesar was presented as a reverse-gender production in modern-dress, set in a Rome where Caesar and Brutus are amongst a female ruling class, and Portia and Calpurnia their enslaved husbands. With the presidential election imagery of the first half giving way to battle fatigues and riot shields in the second half, Julius Caesar became the most blood-soaked Pop-up Globe production yet. Julius Caesar opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 11 January 2018.

Cast:
Antony – Jessie Lawrence
Brutus – Sheena Irving
Caesar – Donogh Rees
Casca – Bronwyn Ensor
Cassius – Alison Bruce
Calpurnia – Andrew Laing
Cinna – Serena Cotton
Decius Brutus – Erina Daniels
Lepidus – Karen Ellett
Lucius – Neenah Dekkers-Reihana
Octavius – Anthea Hill
Portia – Sebastian Dudding-Holland
Trebonius – Hannah Grace

Creatives:
Director – Rita Stone
Costumes – Rihanna Crawford
Music – Paul McLaney
Movement – Brigid Costello
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Assistant Director – Eddie Bijl

The Merchant of Venice (2018)

Directed by David Lawrence, The Merchant of Venice was presented as an all-male production in Jacobean dress. Embracing rather than shying away from the play’s controversial attitudes to race, gender and ethnicity, this production took no side for or against Shylock, opting to play up the ambiguities of the text rather than avoid or apologise for them, and to try and reconcile the comedy in the text to its more problematic aspects. The Merchant of Venice opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Friday 12 January 2018.

Cast:
Antonio – Kevin Keys
Bassanio – Cameron Moore
Gratiano – Josh Cramond
Jessica – Reuben Butler
Lancelet Giobbe/Tubal – Edward Peni
Lorenzo – Patrick Carroll
Nerissa – Will Alexander
Portia – Sarah Griffin
Prince of Aragon/Duke of Venice – Mike Edward
Prince of Morocco/Salerio – Jason Te Kare
Salanio – Max Loban
Salarino – Thomas Wingfield
Shylock – Peter Daubé

Creatives:
Director – David Lawrence
Assistant Director – Alice Pearce
Movement – Brigid Costello
Music – Paul McLaney
Designer – Malcolm Dale
Costumes – Chantelle Gerrard

Macbeth (2018)

Directed by Tom Mallaburn, Macbeth was presented in medieval dress, with the witches as agents of hell sent by the devil to corrupt the title character. Featuring gruesome axe and shield fight sequences, this production sought to emphasise the cyclical nature of human violence and featured a complicated musical score and soundscape that utilised all aspects of the playhouse. Macbeth opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 8 February 2018.

Cast:
Angus – Tom Clark
Banquo – Jason Wills
Duncan/Porter/Doctor – Greg Johnson
Lady Macbeth – Amanda Billing
Lady Macduff – Amelia Reynolds
Lennox – Paul Jennings
Macbeth – Stephen Lovatt
Macduff – Matu Ngaropo
Malcolm – Blake Kubena
Ross – Nigel Langley
First Witch – Romy Hooper
Second Witch – Julia Guthrey
Third Witch – Jess Holly-Bates

Creatives:
Director – Tom Mallaburn
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Movement – Brigid Costello
Assistant Director – Eddie Bijl
Music – Paul McLaney
Costumes – Chantelle Gerrard

The Comedy of Errors (2018)

Directed by Dr Miles Gregory, The Comedy of Errors was presented as a riotous farce, with the stage turned into a Mediterranean bazaar and the ensemble playing instruments and smoking on hookah pipes throughout, featuring Benny Hill-esque chase sequences, whirling dervishes, and ISIS-like Ephesian soldiers firing machine guns into the air. The Comedy of Errors opened at Pop-up Globe Auckland on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Cast:
Adriana – Romy Hooper
Aegeon – Greg Johnson
Aemilia – Amanda Billing
Angelo – Matu Ngaropo
Antipholus of Ephesus – Jason Will
Antipholus of Syracuse – Paul Jennings
Courtesan – Jess Holly-Bates
Dromio of Ephesus – Tom Clark
Dromio of Syracuse – Blake Kubena
Dr Pinch – Stephen Lovatt
Duke of Ephesus – Nigel Langley
Luciana – Amelia Reynolds
Merchant – Julia Guthrey

Creatives:
Director – Dr Miles Gregory
Costumes – Bob Capocci
Music – Paul McLaney
Movement – Brigid Costello
Fights – Alexander Holloway
Assistant Director – Tim Paige