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Play On - One Show Only - Sunday April 3

Play On - One Show Only - Sunday April 3

'PLAY ON'
SUNDAY APRIL 3
POP-UP GLOBE THEATRE
38 GREYS AVE, AUCKLAND
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FROM EVENT FINDA

In just a few weeks time, Auckland's magnificent Pop-up Globe Theatre will be taken over for the ONLY concert during the season - 'Play On'.

'Play On' will see Tui-nominated songwriter and award-winning composer Paul McLaney enlist the help of high profile actors and musicians to perform 12 of Shakespeare's most well-loved soliloquies as a song cycle in a world-first!

The only dedicated musical production during the Pop-up Globe season will feature Paul McLaney be joined by a group of acclaimed musicians and actors featuring Julia Deans, Laughton Kora, Cameron Rhodes, Maisey Rika, Esther Stephens and Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle). The group will perform alongside the EDIN string section and a three-piece acoustic band.

The show will also feature one of Shakespeare’s most famous pieces of work,Sonnet 18, translated into and performed entirely in Te Reo for the first time ever. Translated by Te Haumihiata Mason, Sonnet 18 will be performed byMaisey Rika and Mara TK alongside the rest of the cast.

Another goal of the show is to highlight and encourage the field of literacy, with the cast interjecting to educate and contextualise aspects of the speech. The timing of the show is also important, as it is set against the social backdrop of more schools removing Shakespeare from their syllabus, citing it as too difficult to teach. The ambition of the show is to make the soliloquies more accessible to an audience who might ordinarily think Shakespeare is not for them.

The brainchild of Paul McLaney, along with actor/directors Ian Mune and Peter Elliot, ‘Play On’ will combine the best in acting and music for an unforgettable experience.

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