Grab chance of two free tickets to Pop-Up Globe

Romeo and Juliet was a hit at the Pop-Up Globe during its first season. Now you can enter a draw for tickets to Much Ado ...
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Romeo and Juliet was a hit at the Pop-Up Globe during its first season. Now you can enter a draw for tickets to Much Ado About Nothing in the second season.

Two lucky people can grab the chance to see a performance for free at the Pop-up Globe Theatre in April.

The theatre is 'popping up' for its Shakespeare 2017 season in a beautiful garden setting, at Ellerslie Racecourse.

And Waiheke Marketplace has two tickets to give away for the April 10 performance, at 7.30pm, of Much Ado About Nothing.

Just go to the Waiheke Neighbourly page if you are a member and post your name and contact details, marking them Shakespeare, to be entered in a draw.

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If you're not already a member, go to notices.co.nz and type in Waiheke Island to get to the page and join up.

The deadline for entries is noon on Friday, February 24 when a winner will be picked at random.

The Pop-Up Globe's new season will feature two casts presenting four new productions: Shakespeare's uproarious comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing', bloody war story 'Henry V', psychological thriller 'Othello', and legendary pastoral comedy 'As You Like It'.

Critically acclaimed directors Dr Gregory and Ben Naylor are returning and being joined by local star Miriama McDowell and UK comedy specialist Tom Mallaburn.

​They will be working with more than 30 professional actors.

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Season One favourite actors returning include Jonny Tynan Moss (Romeo) and Stanley Jackson (Malvolio, Twelfth Night and Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet). 

The cast includes performers from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Norway, the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

The new Pop-up Globe features a stunning three-storey Jacobean-inspired stage front, known to Shakespeare scholars as the Frons Scaenae.

The huge stage front will be built and painted entirely by hand, feature Jacobean imagery and architectural detailing, have two balconies, and be topped by an elaborately painted stage ceiling.

Other improvements include an even larger stage, and two new luxury rooms adjacent to the stage, each hosting up to six guests.

"We want to delight our audiences with an experience that gets us even closer to the atmosphere at the second Globe 400 years ago," Dr Gregory said.

"We've challenged ourselves to make the new Pop-up Globe even better than the first."

 - Stuff

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