8 December 2015 - 12 December 2015
UK Theatre legend Tim Crouch visits NZ. - Shakespeare as never seen before.
December 8 - 12, 7.30pm and December 12, 3pm
"Crouch is a performer at the top of his game…" The Guardian
Shakespeare’s least known fairy, Peaseblossom, comes to life this December at Auckland’s Musgrove Studio. This is Shakespeare as never seen before.
Award winning UK actor and playwright Tim Crouch, in partnership with the British Council, will showcase his irreverent and modern take on Shakespeare through the eyes of this cheeky fairy.
I, Peaseblossom is the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream told through the fevered dreams of a neglected fairy. It is a funny, interactive and sometimes anarchic piece of theatre that excels in establishing a relationship between the audience and the performer.
“Auckland, don’t miss this. Tim Crouch is a legend of the Brit theatre scene" Metro Magazine
Tim is a celebrated master of Shakespearean theatre, who has devised a series of plays based on minor Shakespearian characters – in a bid to bring new audiences to appreciate the timeless power and relevance of the Bard.
“We have been chasing Tim across the globe to come to NZ ever since he performed the outrageously entertaining I Peaseblossom in Singapore some five years ago, so we are thrilled to finally have him here,” said British Council Country Director Ingrid Leary.
“Tim is a brilliant writer and performer, who cleverly manages to capture the imaginations of children and adults alike in this work, which is a rare feat.”
The British Council, with the University of Auckland will host a Tim Crouch workshop on technique and symbolism in Shakespeare – a rare chance for literature students, theatre practitioners and interested fans to learn from one of the best.
Tim’s visit is part of the Shakespeare Lives, a global programme commemorating the death of the world’s most celebrated author.