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Auckland’s Pop up Globe

On Saturday we went to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the ‘Pop up Globe’ in Ellerslie Park.
The structure was impressive: it looked life size. I guess it doesn’t ‘pop up’ all that quickly…  The play was well acted and fun, even raucous at times! The guys playing the craftsmen (’tradies’ in NZ speak) were good musicians too and they serenaded the audience in the garden at the interval: nice touch.
The only issue for us, and – from the article in the Herald at the weekend – for many people, was that Oberon and Puck spoke in Maori. It was about 20% of the play and although they made the most important bits obvious with gestures etc, it was hard to follow at times.