January 07, 2019
Reo Midsummer magic for Sydney audience
The Sydney production of Pop Up Globe’s controversial adaptation of Midsummer Night’s Dream has won the best play award in 2018 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards.
The awards are nominated and voted on by readers of the BroadwayWorld website.
The production also won prizes for best director, best costume designers Bob Capocci and Shona Tawhiao, best choreography by Brigid Costello, Max Loban won the best actor gong, Chris Huntly-Turner won best supporting actor and Sarah Griffen won best supporting actress as well as the best actress award for her performance in Pop Up Globe’s Merchant of Venice.
The parts of the fairies in Midsummer Night’s Dream, accounting for about 20 percent of the script, were performed in te reo Maori.
Director Miles Gregory says is thrilled Pop-up Globe has been recognised in such a significant way by Australian audiences.
"We are delighted they have embraced us with such love and enthusiasm. The awards are a reflection of what our fans are telling us. They welcome us. They love us and we create amazing work in an amazing space,” he says.
A Pop-up Globe, identical to the company's Auckland base, has been resident in Sydney since September 2018 and has sold over 100,000 tickets to its four productions, which also included Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors.
The Auckland Pop Up Globe features productions of Richard III and The Taming of the Shrew
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