Staged under the stars in The PumpHouse Amphitheatre Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most lively and delightful comedies alternates with Othello which transforms love into murderous jealousy.
Shoreside Theatre’s ever-popular summer season, now in its 18th year, of the greatest writer in the English language, is presented true to era. It is real Shakespeare and all the more enthralling for that. Book for both shows – special discounts apply.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Directed by James Bell
Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering of Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most captivating pair of lovers. In contrast Claudio and Hero are a sweet young couple besotted with their love of one another.
Two plots are interwoven to form a volcanic fourth act, where, in a catastrophe of mistaken identity the apparent destruction of one marriage helps to bring about another.
Directed by Carol Dumbleton
Set against Othello’s honesty, love and purity of principle this is as much a story of jealousy and a drama of manipulation. In Othello, Shakespeare created both his most poignant tragic hero and his darkest character. It is the traitor Iago who pulls the strings with unabashed wickedness and drives Othello to kill his wife Desdemona. As Othello’s adviser, Iago portrays an envious low ranking officer, full of bitterness who destroys lives just for the fun of it. He is a “bad guy” with no excuse other than his true depravity.
|Adults||$25||Adults||$20 per show|
|Seniors / Students||$20||Seniors / Students||$18 per show|
|Children (under 15)||$16||Children (under 15)||$14 per show|
|Groups 7+||$19pp||Groups 7+||$18pp per show|
18 YEARS OF REAL SHAKESPEARE
Presented by Shoreside Theatre Inc., a company of professional and community actors, production crew, enthusiasts, supporters and loyal followers with a love of Shakespeare as it’s meant to be.
As the summer evening settles down above you, enjoy Shakespeare in traditional format at North Shore’s iconic amphitheatre venue. Presented in the custom of performances at the Globe Theatre there is interaction with audiences and fabulous costumes.
SEE BOTH PLAYS – TWICE THE FUN
All the performances in this season will be presented under the stars in the PumpHouse Amphitheatre starting at 8pm. If climatic conditions dictate and we are forced to cancel a performance tickets may be transferred to another show during the season.
Phone Bookings: 489 8360 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 2pm)
Counter sales at The PumpHouse (Mon – Fri, 10am – 2pm)
Book Online at any time: www.pumphouse.co.nz
THE PUMPHOUSE THEATRE & BOX OFFICE
KILLARNEY PARK, OFF MANURERE AVE, TAKAPUNA
BOOK NOW: 489 8360