Four Shakespeare plays in repertoire like you’ve never seen before, for a limited season at Crown Perth from 5 October 2019.
Hamlet A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Measure for Measure Twelfth Night
ALL IN ONE SEASON
No need to fly to London, the Pop-up Globe is coming to Perth in 2019 and promises to be an amazing event and welcome addition to the Perth landscape.
Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, has been to Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland where it has enchanted 550,000 people in just two and half years with an epic Shakespeare festival.
Pop-up Globe’s Founder and Artistic Director, Dr Miles Gregory says audiences can see “Shakespeare performed in the space it was written for…a completely unique experience. This isn’t dusty old Shakespeare – it is bawdy, hilarious, brutal and blood-soaked. This is Shakespeare alive, like a party.” When I met with Executive Director Tobias Grant he said that audience members may “sometimes find themselves in the play as the actors move around the space. It all adds to the fun and experience”. At the meeting I was fortunate enough to see the model of Pop-up Globe and can attest to its breathtaking scale and magnificence, attention to detail and authenticity.
The structure of Pop-up Globe is an ambitious undertaking. It is the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre that William Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614 after the first Globe theatre burned to the ground. Pop-up Globe is a three-story, 16-sided, 900-person capacity theatre. It unites cutting-edge scaffold technology with a 400-year-old design to transport audiences back in time. No matter where they sit or stand in the theatre, audience members are never more than 15 metres from the heart of the action on stage.
In celebration of Pop-up Globe coming to Perth, Live Nation and Pop-up Globe are proud to present four of Shakespeare’s most spectacular masterworks – Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure and Twelfth Night – complete with stunning costumes, elaborate sets, special effects and litres of blood.
Hamlet – Experience the most famous play in the world. “Hamlet” combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. Featuring beautiful bespoke Jacobean costumes, brutal flights and lashings of blood, this production is not to be missed.world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre that William Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of the second Globe, the theatre that William Shakespeare and his company built and opened in 1614
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Justly regarded as Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” enchants audiences with a brilliant mix of hilarious comedy and beautiful poetry. This production fuses spectacular Jacobean costumes with Maori folklore to create a flagship production which was a smash hit in Sydney.
Measure for Measure – Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare-style with this critically acclaimed all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna. In this city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and illegitimate children, the mayor and a young nun meet in private. She wants to save her brothers’ life. He is happy to help – but at what price?
Twelfth Night – With dancing sailors, identical twins, love-sick chemists and swordfights, this all-singing, all-dancing production takes the energy of Jean-Paul Gaultier and mixes it with a love-sick dose of pure madness to transform Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy into a wild romp that will have you dancing in the aisles.
Pop-up Globe will be a unique and memorable experience for Perth audiences, not only to see the plays on offer but to be a part of an event that captures the canon of four-hundred years of theatre: the stories, the spectacle, and the communion that Pop-up Globe represents. Pop-up Globe’s Perth season is limited – from 5 October. It will pop up, be amazing, then pop down so you don’t want to miss it! Book now before Perth audiences get swept up in Pop-up Globe fever!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.
Here’s a sneak peak https://youtu.be/pEmCkIZtsKQ
To buy tickets and for more information go to www.popupglobe.com.au
Pop-up Globe will be at Crown Perth from 5 October 2019
Performance Times: Mon-Sun evenings, afternoon matinees Thurs-Tues, morning matinees Sat. Various performance times – see website for details. Tickets from $29.00*
*A Handling Fee from $5.95 per transaction applies. In addition, a delivery fee may apply depending on the mode of delivery selected.
School bookings: Ticketmaster Groups at 1300 889 278