Archived: ATC 2015 programme

Shakespeare, sex and scandal
9 March, 2015

The 2015 programme for the Auckland Theatre Company is a mixed bag of treats with updates of classics, exciting performances from abroad and of course something new. 

  • Hamlet (World Tour)
    This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare performed as Shakespeare intended it to be is part of a two-year world tour to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Be part of world theatre history! An international company of 16 actors (including our own Rawiri Paratene of Whale Rider) travel across seven continents to bring Hamlet to as many places as possible. 
    June 3 -5

Globe to Globe. To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth Hamlet is going on a two year world tour. 

  • Rupert
    The most powerful media magnate in modern history, Rupert Murdoch, takes a cabaret-style romp down memory lane to give us his cleverly crafted version of his life. Watch as Rupert tap-dances his way to early success across the ditch, discos towards his big American breakthroughs, shares a fiery post-Falklands tango with Margaret Thatcher, and charms some of the most powerful players of the twentieth-century.
    June 27 - July 19
  • Lysistrata
    To convince their men folk to end the Peloponnesian War, Lysistrata encourages the women of Athens and Sparta to abstain from sex with their husbands and partners. But this strategy leads to an all-out war between the sexes and some hard bargaining from the boys. But first the women have to overcome some challenges too, not least the call of their own desires. 

     August 1 - 23 

Lysistrata, live at Q Theatre. 

  • Guys and Dolls 
    Nathan Detroit needs a home for his permanent floating crap game. To raise cash, he bets professional high-roller Sky Masterson that he can't date the cute doll, Sarah Brown. But when Sky and Sarah fall for each other the stakes are raised. Meanwhile Nathan is doing his darndest to stay out of the matrimonial clutches of his long-suffering fiancée of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide. Gambling with dice and love, will luck be a lady for our fabulous foursome?
    October 31 - November 28