The PumpHouse: Shakespeare in the Park

Date: January 20th, 2024 - February 17th, 2024

Where: The PumpHouse

This is the 28th year of Auckland’s Shakespeare in the Park brought to you by Shoreside Theatre – the only outdoor Shakespeare in Auckland.

The Bard of Avon’s works were not written to be read but written to be experienced! And where better to see it than a traditional outdoor amphitheatre in the heart of Takapuna, with free tickets for children 12 and under.

Once again Shoreside is aiming to provide a summer evening’s entertainment beyond compare with gorgeous costumes and amazing actors. After surviving COVID and flooding we’d like to invite you all to return to The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre for a festival of memorable Shakespeare.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: Directed by Grae Burton

Perhaps Shakespeare’s best-known work with themes of magic, masks, mayhem and misunderstanding. A fantastical comedy with a multilayered examination of love and its vagaries – which results in a happy ending for all the lovers. Added to this is a troop of amateur players determined to give a performance worthy of a Duke’s wedding celebration!
Come join the Fairie Band and be enchanted once again.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE: Directed by James Bell

A play for today, Measure for Measure is a dark comedy that explores the abuse of power (especially over women) and how it can be resolved for the better. Secret identities, sinister manipulations and a host of intriguingly named comic characters all come together in what is sometimes referred to as a ‘problem play’ – in that it brings up a difficulty and then solves it.

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