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SGCNZ Will on Cue

SGCNZ presents Will on Cue
11 Feb 2021 to 27 Feb 2021
Various Times
If “All the world’s a stage”, Wellington certainly is! SGCNZ presents Alumni and groups who will introduce 10 edited plays and hand out cue-scripts to passers-by to brush up their Bardish skills!
Event type: 
Live event, Show, Theatre
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Various Locations Around Wellington
Region: 
Wellington

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Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) is delighted to be a part of WHAT IF THE CITY WAS A THEATRE? Encouraging audiences to rethink the limits of public space. This programme presents an invitation to take to the streets, and experience internationally acclaimed free arts performance in the places you least expect it.

Presenting Will on Cue - a series of 10 of Shakespeare’s plays, each edited to between 45 and 60 minutes, over the three weeks in February, performed in site specific spots around the city. The presenters will introduce the play and then provide passers-by with cue-scripts to have fun with the Bard.

Proving that Shakespeare transcends the ‘whirlygig of time’, residents from Malvina Major Retirement Village and Wellington Shakespeare Society will begin with scenes from The Merry Wives of Windsor. The other plays will be Julius Caesar, Henry V, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, The Tempest and King John.  SGCNZ’s participation in The Performance Arcade’s What if the City was a Theatre, with its series of ten pop-up Shakespeare performances entitled Will on Cue throughout February, is the first its year of 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Will on Cue | Programme

 11 Feb, 2:30pmMerry Wives of Windsor, Outside Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St involving residents from Malvina Major Retirement Village and Wellington Shakespeare Society Member 

12 Feb, 12:30pm, Julius Caesar, Civic Square with SGCNZ Alumni Maddie Brooks Gillespie & Jacynta Scurfield

13 Feb, 2:30pm, Henry V, Top of Botanical Gardens with SGCNZ Alumni Maddie Brooks Gillespie & Jacynta Scurfield

 14 Feb, 2:30pm, King Lear, Outside Freyberg Pools with SGCNZ Alumni Maea Shepherd & Jackson Burling

18 Feb, 12:30pm, Antony and Cleopatra, Outside St Andrew’s on the Terrace with SGCNZ Alumni Maea Shepherd & Jackson Burling

 19 Feb, 12:30pm, Hamlet, Bolton St Cemetery with SGCNZ Alumna Clara van Wel & Aiméee Sullivan

20 Feb, 2:30pm, Cymbeline, Queen Victoria Statue between Kent Terrace and Cambridge Terrace with The Lonely Shakespeare Collective

25 Feb, 12:30pm, Merchant of Venice, Midland Park with SGCNZ Alumna Maea Shepherd & Ruby Carter

26 Feb, 12:30pm, The Tempest, Waitangi Park with SGCNZ Alumna Clara van Wel & Liz Butler, Wellington Improv

27 Feb, 2:30pm, King John, Parliament grounds with The Lonely Shakespeare Collective

 

 WHAT IF THE CITY WAS A THEATRE?

Presented by award-winning festival The Performance Arcade ,WHAT IF THE CITY WAS A THEATRE? is a FREE city-wide programme of art and performance this summer, curated in collaboration with some of Wellington’s most exciting artists, events, and creative organisations. A vibrant celebration of art in Aotearoa NZ, this initiative marks 10 years of the Wellington festival and the first collaboration of this kind between various sectors of the capital’s creative community. For two months, the capital will be transformed into a wonderland of creative encounters — join in, and make a discovery at every corner.

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Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand

10 Feb 2021

Interests Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand (SGCNZ) promotes, encourages and facilitates the performance, appreciation and study of the works of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.