Auckland Summer Shakespeare Presents King Lear (+Giveaway)

25 Feb

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Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Outdoor Summer Shakespeare, this year the Auckland University Student’s Association Outdoor Shakespeare Trust proudly presents one of Shakespeare’s finest triumphs in tragedy: King Lear.

Directed by famed performer Lisa Harrow and starring Shakespearean scholar Michael Neill with a supporting cast and crew of theatrical professionals, alumni and current students, this year’s production promises to uphold the impeccable reputation of the Outdoor Summer Shakespeare series. Rounding out the stellar crew are New Zealand’s much loved acting veterans Michael Hurst serving both as artistic consultant and as Lear’s fool, and Sam Neill acting as an executive producer.

Join them to celebrate 50 years of phenomenal Shakespearean performances and help ensure the survival of such a unique theatrical institution.

KING LEAR plays:
1 to 30 March, 2013, Tues – Sat, 7.30pm
Old Arts Plaza, The University of Auckland
Adults $30, Group (10+) $25, Students $19
Tickets on sale now from The Maidment Theatre or 09 308 2383


The Rag has a double pass to King Lear to give away to one lucky reader! Simply email your answer to the question below along with your contact details to Competition closes on 28/2/2013. The winner will be drawn and notified on 1/3/2013.

Question: Who is directing this year’s Outdoor Summer Shakespeare production of King Lear?


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