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Shakespeare in the Park 2021

Shoreside Shakespeare 2021 Performance Calendar
23 Jan 2021 to 20 Feb 2021
7.30 PM
Shoreside Shakespeare Presents Hamlet & Much Ado About Nothing
Event type: 
$20 - $30, children free (must accompany adults)
The PumpHouse Amphitheatre
Killarney Park, off Manurere Avenue, Takapuna


As the summer evenings settle, enjoy traditional presentations of two of Shakespeare’s finest plays performed outdoors in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre.

Now in our 25th season, Shoreside Theatre’s Auckland Shakespeare in the Park is presented by a company of professional and community actors, production crew, enthusiasts and supporters with the aspiration to stage real Shakespeare. As always, both plays feature fabulous costumes and passionate performances.

Hamlet - Directed by James Bell

Indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate lie at the core of arguably Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, has multiple woes.
The ghost of his father haunts Elsinore; his uncle, Claudius, has married Queen Gertrude,
his mother, and assumed the throne; and Fortinbras of Norway threatens Denmark with
an invading army.
Hamlet’s complexity, philosophical richness, the unforgettable language and imagery of Hamlet’s soliloquies offers an incomparable portrait of a brilliant but tortured Renaissance scholar whose world has been destroyed.

Much Ado About Nothing - Directed by Jason Moffatt

Love, verbal-sparring, villainous schemes and mistaken identity are delightfully interwoven in Much Ado About Nothing, which brings us the unforgettable romance of Beatrice and Benedick, surely Shakespeare’s best loved romantic duo.
Returning from the wars, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, and his retinue arrive at the home of Leonato, the governor of Messina. Amongst Don Pedro’s companions are Benedick, a sworn bachelor, and Claudio, a young nobleman smitten with Leonato’s daughter, Hero.
Love and masquerade, wit and warfare, perception and reality – all collide in one of Shakespeare’s cherished comedies.

Written by

Elephant Publicity

15 Dec 2020