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If you haven’t managed to secure tickets for the hugely-popular Pop-up Globe just yet, you’re in luck. The temporary theatre has extended its Melbourne season due to overwhelming demand.
The astounding success of Pop-up Globe will come as little surprise to anyone who’s been lucky enough to catch a show at the unique venue.
Over 60,000 tickets have already sold for the Pop-up Globe, with the shows receiving rave reviews and many dates selling out fast.
Somehow managed to miss the hype? Pop-up Globe is the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s original second Globe.
The first Globe stood for fourteen years until a disastrous fire demolished it in 1613. The second Globe was then rebuilt by Shakespeare, who along with his company, significantly modified the original first Globe to create what became one of the most famous theatres in history.
The replica structure has been erected opposite Sidney Myer Music Bowl, where the King and Queen’s companies present four of Shakespeare’s best-loved tales. It’s practically impossible to choose just one – riotous comedy As You Like It, uproarious rom-com Much Ado About Nothing, psychological thriller Othello and the bloody war epic Henry V.
Melbourne audiences are also first to experience the specially-commissioned new show, Around the Globe in 60 Minutes!, which thrusts audiences into the maelstrom of history, allowing them to experience the triumphs and disasters that tell the incredible story of the second Globe Theatre. Oh, and it’s also hilarious!
Endless detail has gone in to the building and the productions themselves, with a cast that will make you giggle one minute and gasp the next.
It’s no wonder they’ve had to extend!
Ticket onsale times:
New tickets go on general public onsale at 10am (local time) on Thursday 12 October – new shows begin from 13 November 2017. Head to Ticketmaster.com.au/popupglobe.