The Pop Up Globe is Coming to Melbourne!
I am so excited about the Pop Up Globe coming to Melbourne! I think I'll be going along to a couple of shows while it's in town. The kids are HUGE fans of the show Horrible Histories so they know all about Shakespeare and the Globe and will be amazed to see a replica pop up in their home town!
Here's all the details from the good folks over at Pop Up Globe so you can book in your seats:
A full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe, will soon pop-up right next door to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
From 21 September - 12 November, 2017, Pop Up Globe will become the home of the most spectacular season of Shakespeare that Melbourne has ever seen…
Pop-up Globe is a three-storey, 16-sided, 900-person capacity theatre. It unites cutting-edge scaffold technology with a 400-year-old design to transport audiences back in time. No matter where they sit or stand in the theatre, audience members are never more than 15 metres from the heart of the action on stage. Sometimes they’ll even find themselves in the play.
The Pop-up Globe theatre will be constructed in the newly-christened Shakespeare Gardens adjacent the Sidney Myer Music Bowl over a period of six weeks, and will feature all the spectacular theatrical trickery of the Jacobean era, including cannons, flaming arrows, hundreds of litres of fake blood, hand-forged armoury and more than 450 beautiful bespoke period costumes pieces specially constructed by the Pop-up Globe in-house wardrobe department. Capped with an onion dome, Pop-up Globe will be a remarkable feature of the Melbourne cityscape, just as the second Globe was in London.
For its Melbourne season, Pop-up Globe brings with it a travelling festival of four critically acclaimed productions – the riotous comedy As You Like It, theuproarious rom-com Much Ado About Nothing, psychological thrillerOthello and the bloody war epic Henry V.
Additionally, Melbourne audiences will be the first to see a specially-commissioned new show, Around the Globe in 60 Minutes!,which will thrust audiences into the maelstrom of history, allowing them to experience the triumphs and disasters that tell the incredible story of the second Globe Theatre
For more details, go to popupglobe.com.au.