The magic of Pop-up Globe - coming to the Regent Theatre this June!

27 - 29 June 2019

After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Measure for Measure to theatres around the nation.

We’re excited to announce that Pop-up Globe will be at the Regent Theatre for 5 shows only this June!

Tickets on sale to the general public on Thursday 11 April.


The wild comedy, Measure for Measure

Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket.

In a city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and illegitimate children, the mayor and a young nun meet in private. She wants to save her brother’s life. He is happy to help – but at what price?

Directed by Pop-up Globe’s Artistic Director Dr Miles Gregory, don’t miss this hilarious and wild night out!

Thursday 27 June, 7:30pm (Opening night!)
Saturday 29 June, 1:30pm

The most famous play in the world, Hamlet

The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death.

See Shakespeare’s most iconic character in his most famous play in this exciting and existential masterpiece. A cast of 14 will take you on a journey of revenge, grief, madness and catharsis culminating in a breathtaking duel in the blood-drenched finale that will leave you lost for words.

Directed by award-winning director David Lawrence, don’t miss this “theatrical triumph” (Broadway World NZ on Hamlet).

Friday 28 June, 7:30pm
Saturday 29 June, 7:30pm

Thursday 27 June, 12pm - School Matinee. This performance doesn't form part of the presale. Tickets can be booked by school groups through the Regent Theatre booking office, or by phoning 03 477 8597. All tickets for the school performance are $11.50 plus booking fees.


Both productions will feature stunning bespoke Jacobean costumes, a specially-designed touring set that recreates the beautiful scenic design of Pop-up Globe Auckland, and the extraordinary lively performances of Shakespeare's masterworks by a highly-experienced cast that have won the company awards across Australasia, including eight theatre awards in Sydney last year.

Book now to experience the “best night of theatre ever” (Australian Stage) at the Regent Theatre this winter. Adult tickets from $19.

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