Source: Auckland Council
Having entertained more than 600,000 people since opening in 2016, the popular Ellerslie theatre will be open for business through the colder months for the first time, with the Winter Festival starting on July 8 featuring a line-up of six shows including new production of the comedy Twelfth Night.
The Winter Festival will also see two favourites, Hamlet and the Moulin Rouge-esque Measure for Measure, return in August, while the Pop-Up Globe Youth Theatre Company will present their debut production, the pop-comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
As well as a new co-production between The Stage Company and Pop-up Globe bringing the magic of Shakespeare to life for young people in a specially-commissioned one-hour-long production of The Children’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Previously limited to the summer months due to its open-sky construction sympathetic to Shakespeare’s 17th-century design, the change will ensure fans are kept dry while also allowing them to enjoy more of The Bard’s works for more of the year.