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The Lord Lackbeards North Island Tour
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The Lord Lackbeards North Island Tour
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The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company are taking on our most ambitious project yet! We are doing a tour of schools and the communities of the North Island with 2 shows: Hamlet and Ophelia thinks harder by Kiwi playwright Jean Betts.
The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company is a Wellington based theatre company run by Ania Upstill and Julia Campbell. We aim to bring exciting and engaging performances of Shakespeare’s plays to a wide audience. We use Shakespearean theatrical conventions – such as universal lighting and a thrust stage – to create a realistic and energetic portrayal of Shakespeare’s work. We always tour to schools, since we strongly believe that Shakespeare should be seen to be understood and fully enjoyed.
Through touring, we get to expose more communities to high quality theatre! This is our third tour of the North island. This year we are going to Palmerston North, Hamilton, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and then back to perform in Wellington. We need some support hiring a van and with some food and accomodation costs.
“Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue”
In a reversal of productions that use the historically accurate convention of only male actors, We are presenting a Hamlet with an all female cast. Continuing the conversation between past and present, this production combines an Elizabethan approach to staging and text with modern physical theatre techniques and costuming.
Based on Hamlet, but with all the good lines reassigned, Ophelia Thinks Harder looks at the famous play from Ophelia’s point of view. Betts questions what it means to be a woman at Elsinore - or anywhere else. Pushed and pulled by all the men (and women) in her life, Ophelia has to figure out her own path.
The People Behind The Lord Lackbeards North Island Tour
Did you pledge for a ticket to a show? Let me know when you want to come!
04/05/2016 at 3:58 PM
Kia ora Wonderful Pledgers
Did you pledge for a ticket to the show? We have shows coming up on the following dates in the following places..
Let me know to which show you want to use your ticket/tickets :)
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We did it!!
30/04/2016 at 8:14 AM
We did it! Heaps of thanks to all our Pledgers!
Don't forget to come and see our shows at various locations around the North Island. Tour Dates are below..
Hamlet is sad
27/04/2016 at 9:26 AM
Hamlet is sad because Horatio has more lover letter pledged from him than Hamlet. Can you help?
Its not easy being an all female theatre troupe..
26/04/2016 at 1:13 PM
Corsets can be tricky, can you help?
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With just over a week til our Pledgeme ends we made a wee video to help things along. Check it out and share with your friends!
Pop Up Globe
14/04/2016 at 5:02 PM
Thanks to everyone who has Pledged so far! Just a quick update on how things are going on with the preparations for our tour.
We had a wonderful time presenting Hamlet at Pop UP Globe in Auckland. We did 2 performances, both of which were sold out, and people were turned away at the gate!
Here are a few pictures:
Next on the cards is putting the finishing touches on Ophelia thinks harder, only a couple of weeks until we head off on tour!
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"This looks brilliant and deserves lots of support! "
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"Hey y'all! Wish I could be there to see the show! Best of luck with the tour!"
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"Go hard you Bearded Wonders. Amazing Performance at the Globe. I I also pledge to make you a carrot cake in Palmerston North. "