Media release – Elephant Publicity, 29th August 2019
If you haven’t had a chance to witness the amazing Shakespearean performances the Pop-up Globe has to offer, then start booking in your babysitters because this summer season will be their last before they go global.
Kicking off on December 13, Pop-up Globe’s 2019/2020 season is a celebration of a momentous moment in an epic journey which has bought the gift of spectacular Shakespeare to over 350,000 New Zealanders and has employed 125 kiwi actors over a staggering 1206 performances.
This will be the last chance for kiwis to experience Pop-up Globe in a stellar farewell season which will mark a new chapter for the company, as the temporary Auckland theatre will be dismantled in 2020 and the company will then focus on international touring.
“Naturally, the decision to finally pop down for good in Auckland is bittersweet – it is where Pop-up Globe started, it is where we produce all our work, and it is due to the extraordinary support of so many people and organisations that Pop-up Globe exists at all. But wherever we tour in the world, we will aim to make New Zealanders proud that their support started us off,” says Pop-up Globe’s Artistic Director and founder Dr Miles Gregory.
Pop-up Globe’s farewell Auckland season, “The Summer of Love”, presented by Anthony Harper will feature a brand-new flagship production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Miles Gregory & the return of Miriama McDowell’s hugely popular Much Ado About Nothing, playing Fri 13 December – 1 March.
The season is on sale now. Audiences are encouraged to book well ahead of time as the season is expected to sell out. No extensions are possible. Book at www.popupglobe.co.nz.
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