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Event: Lysander’s Aunt – March 2022 – CANCELLED

UPDATE – due to ongoing issues with Covid-19 in New Zealand, this production has been cancelled. If you have tickets please contact your ticket issuer.

Jumping from Athens to Aotearoa, with a cast of New Zealand’s finest comic talent, this is an uproarious wild ride of magic, mayhem, and mutiny.

In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, young lovers Lysander and Hermia defy the Duke by eloping to an aunt’s house in the woods. But, just who is this law-snubbing, free-loving aunty? What’s she doing in the bush? And what happens when the law comes knocking at her door?

This riotous reworking of Shakespeare’s most popular play takes a cannon to the canon.

With quick, witty dialogue and a pacey plot, Lysander’s Aunty or A Most Rageful Irreverent Comedy Concerning an Offstage Character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a brand-new, energetic, large-ensemble production led by award-winning Trick of the Light duo, director Hannah Smith and writer Ralph McCubbin Howell.

“Trick of the Light is a fabulously inventive maker of theatre and this collaboration will bring them to a wider audience with a very-large-scale production. It’s Dream but not as you know it!” – Jonathan Bielski

A co-production between Auckland Theatre Company, Trick of the Light, Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Auckland Arts Festival and Brilliant Adventures. Commissioned by The Court Theatre.

Note – copy for this article provided by Auckland Theatre Company.


17 March – 3 April 2022

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