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or A Most Rageful Irreverent Comedy Concerning an Off Stage Character From A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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

In 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 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?

From the makers of The Bookbinder, and in the tradition of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, comes a riotous reworking of Shakespeare’s most popular play that takes a cannon to the canon.

Lysander's Aunty was originally commissioned by The Court Theatre, Christchurch and developed with the support of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Arts Festival.

By arrangement with Playmarket.

Artist talk: Post-show, Saturday 12 March, 1pm

He whakaaturanga toi whakaari tēnei, he mea whakakata i te tangata. Ko te tūāpapa o ngā kōrero o tēnei whakaari, nā te tohunga pūkōrero nei, nā William Shakespeare. Heoi anō, kua tārua rerekētia e Ralph McCubbin Howell ngā kōrero nei. Nō te whakaari o Midsummer Night’s Dream ā Shakespeare, ko tētehi o ngā kaikiriata o tēnā whakaari ko Lysander, ā, koina te ingoa o tēnei whakaari a McCubbin Howell, ko Lysander’s Aunty. Piki mai, kia kitea te kounga o te ao toi whakaari.

Artistic Credits

Written by
Ralph McCubbin Howell

Hannah Smith

Miriama McDowell, Claire Chitham, Eli Matthewson, Sepelini Mua'au, Andrew Paterson, Mirabai Pease, Brynley Stent, Anya Tate-Manning, Stephen Lovatt, Jonathan Martin, Rosalind Lay-Yazdani, Madison Wade, Louise Jiang and Lahleina Feaunati

Set Designer
Daniel Williams

Lighting Designer
Sean Lynch

Sound Designer/Composer
Eden Mulholland

Costume Designer
Elizabeth Whiting

Shane Bosher

Thanks to

Thursday 10  –  Sunday 13 March

Thursday 10 March 7:30pm
Friday 11 March 7:30pm
Saturday 12 March 1pm
Saturday 12 March 7:30pm
Sunday 13 March 4pm

$49 – $85

A-Reserve $85
B-Reserve $69
C-Reserve $49

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Duration: 2 hrs 20 mins, incl interval


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