Meet the team responsible for Pop-up Globe’s spectacular fourth Auckland season in our exclusive pre-show talk series. Featuring a wide range of practitioners, each talk will be focused on both that evening’s performance and their work in general. Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

These intimate pre-show talks are limited to 25 seats only so book early to avoid missing out!

General Admission: $10.00
Includes a complimentary glass of wine.

All ticket holders, please meet at the box office.

Pre-show talk: The craft of costume with designer Bob Capocci
Details: Wednesday 12 December, 6:30pm
Costume designer Bob Capocci will discuss the making of Richard III and offer insight into her creative process, highlighting the lessons of four seasons at Pop-up Globe and the particular problems that face a costume designer working in period dress, ranging from research through to making, and the practical considerations that have to be taken into account when making productions of this scale and style.

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Pre-show talk: The Taming of the Shrew in historical context
Details: Saturday 15 December, 12:30pm – SOLD OUT; Sunday, 20 January, 1:00pm
Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age. Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of informal lectures. Pop-up Globe’s head of research and director David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of The Taming of the Shrew. Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play. An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

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Pre-show talk: Richard lll in historical context
Details: Saturday, 19 January, 12:30pm
Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age. Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of informal lectures this season. Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Richard III. Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play. An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

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Pre-show talk: Imagining spaces with scenic designer Malcolm Dale
Details: Thursday 21 February, 6:30pm
Head of Scenic Design Malcolm Dale will talk about the process of designing Hamlet and his vast array of work across four seasons of Pop-up Globe, ranging from radical overhauls of the frons scenae within the playhouse each year down to the logistics of designing and making every single prop and set item seen onstage for every single in-house production. He will discuss the challenges of a role that requires him to be an archaeologist, craftsman and artist in equal measure and how he came to be in such a place.

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Pre-show talk: The making of Measure for Measure with director Dr Miles Gregory
Details: Friday 22 February, 6:30pm
Pop-up Globe’s Artistic Director Dr Miles Gregory will discuss the thinking behind his production of Measure For Measure and the circumstances that led him to programme such a problematic play as part of Pop-up Globe’s fourth season. He will discuss the challenges that face a company working in repertory, and explain why there has never been a more perfect time for this divisive play.

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Pre-show talk: Measure for Measure in historical context
Details: Saturday 23 February, 12:30pm
Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age. Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of informal lectures this season. Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Measure for Measure. Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play. An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

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Pre-show talk: The secrets of sounds with composer Paul McLaney
Details: Thursday 14 March, 6:30pm
Composer Paul McLaney will discuss the process of composing the music for Hamlet and his craft in general, which has seen him create original scores and songs for every Pop-up Globe production to date. He will discuss the challenges of how sound and instruments work within our unique performance space, and what he has learned over four seasons and sixteen productions.

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Pre-show talk: Hamlet in historical context
Details: Saturday 16 March, 12:30pm
Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age. Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of informal lectures this season. Pop-up Globe’s head of research and director David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Hamlet. Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play. An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

Book here.

Pre-show talk: The making of Hamlet with director David Lawrence
Details: Wednesday 20 March, 6:30pm
Pop-up Globe staff director David Lawrence will discuss the creative process behind his production of Hamlet and the challenges involved in finding something new to say about Shakespeare’s most famous play. He will investigate what surprises await actors and audience when a 400-year old play is placed in its original performance conditions and playing space, and what otherwise-lost aspects are illuminated.

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Pre-show talk: The craft of costume with Chantelle Gerrard
Details: Wednesday 27 March, 6:30pm
Costume designer Chantelle Gerrard will discuss the process of making Measure for Measure and offer insight into her creative process, ranging from researching 17th century clothing to design concepts through to making the costumes you see onstage.

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