School Matinee Performances 2020

Romeo and Juliet Performed by Pop-up Globe Theatre Company in Auckland Summer of 2019/2020

Pop-up Globe’s resident Northumberland’s Company present a brand new production of Shakespeare’s epic love story, Romeo & Juliet.

Set against the baking heat of an Italian summer, the ancient vendetta between two families takes a tragic turn as gangs of hooded youths look for trouble on the streets. But even as their rivalry turns deadly, love blooms in an unexpected place. The wrong boy falls in love with the wrong girl. Their ill-fated love will become the stuff of legend.

Justly regarded as Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet enchants audiences with a spell-binding mix of comedy, love, poetry and – ultimately – tragedy. This new production, directed by Pop-up Globe’s Artistic Director and founder Dr Miles Gregory, fuses spectacular Jacobean costumes with edgy contemporary street violence to create our flagship production Pop-up Globe’s farewell season, “The Summer of Love” presented by Anthony Harper

Based on the performance tradition of 1614, the Northumberland’s Company are Pop-up Globe’s resident company of actors and musicians, drawn from around the world. Working with international theatre experts and creatives, they will transport you four hundred years into the past for the extraordinary experience of seeing Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.

School Matinee Dates: 

12th February 2020 @ 11:30am

19th February 2020 @ 11:30am

26th February 2020 @ 11:30am

 

 

The Pop-up Globe Northumberland’s Company presents Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, at the Anthony Harper Pop-up Globe Theatre

Travelling home in the summer heat, a group of soldiers break their journey on a South Pacific Island, at a luxurious mansion inhabited by a wealthy businessman and his beautiful entourage. But while the valiant Claudio, and beautiful Hero are head over heels in love, the cynical Benedick swears he’ll never be married – and particularly not to the quick-witted Beatrice. Or will he? Mayhem ensues.

With a south Pacific setting, and performed by a full cast in spectacular costumes that blend the past and present, Much Ado About Nothing is an invitation to a joyful and uproarious house party, combining live music, dance and performances by a specially formed international ensemble.

This production is a revival of our critically-acclaimed 2017 Auckland production, originally directed by Miriama McDowell and here presented with a new cast, having performed to sell-out crowds for seventeen weeks at Pop-up Globe Melbourne in 2017/18.

The Pop-up Globe Northumberland’s Company are Pop-up Globe’s resident company of male and female actors and live musicians, working with world experts to bring you the shock of the old: the effect of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.

School Matinee Dates: 

20th February 2020 @ 11:30am

27th February 2020 @ 11:30am

 

For more information about school matinees or if you have any questions please email: learning@popupglobe.co.nz