Lysander's Aunty

by Ralph McCubbin Howell

17 MAR - 3 APR 2022 — Theatre

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

2 hours 10 minutes, plus interval

Restrictions

Contains strong language

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.

By arrangement with Playmarket.

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Dates &
Times.

Thu 17 Mar 7:00 PM Preview

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Fri 18 Mar 8:00 PM Opening Night

Sat 19 Mar 8:00 PM

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Sun 20 Mar 4:00 PM Sunday Forum

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Tue 22 Mar 7:00 PM Youth Night

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Wed 23 Mar 7:00 PM

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Thu 24 Mar 7:00 PM

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Fri 25 Mar 8:00 PM

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Sat 26 Mar 2:00 PM Audio-described & touch tour

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Sat 26 Mar 8:00 PM

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Sun 27 Mar 4:00 PM NZSL-interpreted

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Tue 29 Mar 7:00 PM

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Wed 30 Mar 7:00 PM

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Thu 31 Mar 7:00 PM

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Fri 1 Apr 8:00 PM

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Sat 2 Apr 8:00 PM

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Sun 3 Apr 4:00 PM

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On Tour

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Special Events

Backstage Story

Mon 28 Feb 6:00pm
Discover the world behind the curtain at Backstage Story, a behind-the-scenes presentation with the director, designers and cast. Backstage Story is free to attend at our studios at 487 Dominion Road.

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Sunday Forum

Sun 20 Mar 3:00pm
Join us at the ASB Waterfront Theatre auditorium, before the 4pm performance, to hear from a special guest speaker and enrich your experience of the show.

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Youth Night

Tue 22 Mar 7:00pm
Youth Night explores new ways to connect young people to the transformational magic of theatre, with a dedicated youth performance of each production, curated and hosted by our Youth Company.

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Accessible Performances

Audio-Described & Touch Tour

Sat 26 Mar 2:00pm
Audio-described performances are open to all and include a live audio commentary relayed to blind and low-vision patrons in the audience via an earpiece. Patrons with accessibility tickets can also attend a touch-tour 90 minutes before the performance. 

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NZSL-Interpreted

Sun 27 Mar 4:00pm
NZSL-interpreted performances are open to all and feature an interpreter on stage to interpret the show for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in the audience.

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