Shakespeare: Auckland Pop Up Globe
"love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind..."
Last week I was fortunate enough to be gifted tickets to the Pop Up Globe's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Right after Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer is my favourite Shakespeare play - though I hadn't read it again since high school when my English class studied it. It was awesome to see it reenacted with a Kiwi twist.
Spoiler Alert: The Fairies in this version all speak Te Reo, so brush up before you go.
"Oppressed by a brutal dictatorship, four lovers escape a death sentence by fleeing to an ancient forest. Elsewhere in the woods, a group of tradies secretly meet to indulge their love of amateur drama. But there’re more than just trees in this forest. Ancient creatures of myth and legend haunt the dark corners of the woods, and they love nothing more than causing trouble…"
The artwork on the roof of the stage.
The Globe itself has an open roof, so as the night went on and the sun went down it created a truly magical atmosphere. There was even a bar inside for those who wanted a tipple.
If you like to see it for yourself, you can find more details here.
I am certainly going back next year to see Macbeth and Julius Caesar!