19 May 2014

Equivocation: Shakespeare and Guy Fawkes. Its going to be a blast.


Circa luminary Peter Hambleton returns from the core-cast of Sir Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT movie trilogy, to direct this extraordinary new American play by Bill Cain. EQUIVOCATION is an explosively funny, high-stakes thriller that will charm you, entertain you, and quite possibly blow your mind

It’s been all action in the rehearsal room! As production week has arrived, the tension is rising, the swords are sharpening and there’s much action, laughter and spookiness about.

Did you hear… that on the weekend's rehearsal of Equivocation, just as ’that name’ in ‘The Scottish Play’ was spoken in unison, the rack full of costumes fell over with a great bang! Very spooky indeed!

Rehearsal photos

After witnessing some of the madness, lets introduce to you the cast of EQUIVOCATION:

Introducing Andrew Foster as Shags (William Shakespeare)

Introducing Tai Berdinner-Blades as Judith, Shakespeare's daughter After playing one of TVNZ’s ‘Go Girls’ she’s now the only girl onstage in Equivocation.

Introducing Jason Whyte as Cecil. As the King's Prime Minister, Cecil orders Shagspeare to write the 'true' story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Will Shakespeare write a lie - and lose his soul, or write the truth - and lose his head?

Introducing Paul McLaughlin as Richard, one of the actors in Shakespeare’s theatre troupe in Equivocation. How will Richard balance his love for theatre with the demands of being a home-owner, a husband, and a father?

Introducing Gavin Rutherford as Armin, and Tom Eason as Sharpe. As script keeper and theatre troupe ‘drama king’, this versatile brotherly duo play multitude of roles as they bring Shakespeare’s words to life.

You can book in $25 tickets for our previews this Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th May 8pm

EQUIVOCATION contains STRONG LANGUAGE and VIOLENT SCENES. Opening Night Saturday 24 May, 8pm Season: 24 May–21 June, 6.30pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8pm Thursday to Saturday, Matinee 4pm Sundays $46 full / $38 senior / $33 friends of circa / $39 groups 6+ / $36 groups 20+ / $25 under 25s. Book through Circa Theatre on 04 801 7992 or www.circa.co.nz

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