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Auckland Shakespeare in the Park 2023

Where

The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre, 2a Manurere Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland

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When

Saturday 28 January 2023
Sunday 29 January 2023
Tuesday 31 January 2023
Wednesday 1 February 2023
Thursday 2 February 2023
Friday 3 February 2023
Saturday 4 February 2023
Sunday 5 February 2023
Tuesday 7 February 2023
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Thursday 9 February 2023
Friday 10 February 2023
Saturday 11 February 2023
Sunday 12 February 2023
Tuesday 14 February 2023
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Thursday 16 February 2023
Friday 17 February 2023
Saturday 18 February 2023
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7.30pm-10pm


Cost

Paid

$24 - $28
Free for Children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult

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William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon – a man who needs no introduction. His stories have stood the test of time. But they were never written to be read – they were written to be experienced! And where better to see it than a traditional outdoor amphitheatre in the heart of Takapuna.

There are two fabulous plays on offer this summer. As the sun goes down, you’ll be treated to sumptuous costumes, creative production design, and passionate performances by a talented troop of local actors.

Proudly presented by Shoreside Theatre – this summer, we are thrilled to invite you to return to The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre for a special night of Shakespeare.

Antony & Cleopatra
Directed by Jason Moffatt
Rome’s mightiest general. Egypt’s legendary queen. The immortal love story that shook the pillars of the Ancient World. Drawing upon ancient sources and his limitless invention, Shakespeare brings us the greatest retelling of the tragic romance of Antony and Cleopatra. Love, lust, enmity, ambition; soldiers, soothsayers, servants, courtiers, and pirates; banquets, battles, rousing speeches, quarrels, and love-making – this epic play really does have it all!

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Directed by James Bell
The roguish knight Falstaff decides to fix his financial woes by seducing the wives of wealthy merchants Page and Ford. The wives find he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. Meanwhile, suitors are lining up to woo Anne Page, the eligible daughter of Master Page, with everyone in the village wagering on who she’ll marry.
With the help of their husbands and friends, the legend of Herne the Hunter, and some playful fairies, the wives play one last trick in the woods to put Falstaff’s mischief to an end and ensure Anne Page a happy match.

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