09 June 2014

Equivocation: rich, potent and rewarding theatre, not to be missed.

EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain, directed by Peter Hambleton is now mid-season and is rich, potent and rewarding theatre, not to be missed.” Theatreview.

With the show closing in only two weeks, now is the time to book in before it’s too late. This ‘bang-for-your-buck’ show has a wonderfully imaginative plot based on one of the most important periods of English history….This is a theatre-lover’s play; an appreciation of Shakespeare isn’t necessary but some knowledge of his work will enhance your experience.” Keeping Up With New Zealand

With Equivocation, Bill Cain has served up a feast of ideas platter in this Wellington Circa performance.” The Lumiere Reader

The acting is fearless… refreshing and exciting.” Theatreview. With “stunning costume designThe Lumiere Reader, there won’t be another opportunity to catch this fantastic production of EQUIVOCATION, so book now on 8017992 or visit circa.co.nz

The last two weeks have been explosive. We had the pleasure to speak with Shakespeare himself (ok, Andrew Foster), who shared some highlights and moments of amusement from the season thus far.

One night… when Tai Berdinner-Blades who plays Judith, Shakespeare’s daughter, was looking for more laundry to fill her basket, she accidently took Shakespeare’s Elizabethan underpants, leaving poor Shag in quite a precarious situation, come the time he had to ‘bare all’.

The Queen’s birthday weekend saw floods of high school students from all over the country in for sell out shows, as they were in town to compete in the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. Andrew shared how “performing those shows felt like being rockstars”. The crowds were SO into it, there was amazing audience interaction, explosive laughter and standing ovations. But every night has seen new freshness and life to the shows – which Andrew says is what makes EQUIVOCATION so exciting, the adaptive style of theatre. Actors love nothing more than finding new ways to play, explore and connect with their characters, audience, the story, and each other.

Have you heard… There’s a special treat to be had when you’re in for the show too – Garage Project, our local Aro Street Brewery, have put a bit of art into their beer and beer into the arts, by creating for us our very own show beer – Burning Globe – It’ll bring the house down! Make sure you taste this fine drop, available at Encore during the season of EQUIVCOCATION.

Written in modern dialogue. Contains Strong Language and Violent Scenes.

EQUIVOCATION runs until Saturday 21 June,
6.30pm Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8pm Thursday to Saturday, Matinee 4pm Sundays
$46 Adult / $38 Senior / $33 Friends of Circa / $39 Groups 6+ / $36 Groups 20+ / $25 Under 25s.
Book through Circa Theatre on 04 801 7992 or circa.co.nz.

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