Picture standing in a crowd of 900 heckling people, mere metres from a Shakespearian stage, with no “fourth wall” separating the actors from the audience. It’s an immersive reality Dr Miles Gregory is bringing to Sydney this Thursday August 30, opening a replica of the Globe Theatre (where Shakespeare’s works were originally performed) in Moore Park.
Modelled on the 17th-century theatre built by William Shakespeare and his company, the Pop-Up Globe will be spread across three stories with 16 sides and capacity for 900 people. After debuting in Auckland in 2016 (to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and welcoming more than 100,000 people) it made a trip to Melbourne in September last year.
Pop-Up Globe is at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, for a six-week season of four plays – Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, and The Merchant of Venice – from August 31. Tickets from $29.50, on sale now.