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As You Like It


A kick-ass comedy of love and transformation, As You Like It sees Summer Shakespeare returning to the magical and unique outdoor Clock Tower venue from Valentine’s Day Tuesday 14 February to Saturday 11 March. Award winning director Benjamin Henson returns to lead a vibrant cast in this shaken up interpretation of Shakespeare’s captivating comedy. Complete with a healthy injection of music, this show brings festival sunshine to the open air stage, celebrating the return to the University after a hugely successful production of The Tempest, starring Lisa Harrow, in 2016.  

Bringing Glastonbury to Auckland, As You Like It will be bursting with heart, freedom and razor-sharp wit, all contained in a festival setting. 100% New Zealand music will accompany the show and keeping with the Glastonbury feel there will be a DJ live mixing the show, rather than traditional musicians. From music, to an art exhibition and DJ’s this is the newest summer festival to come to Auckland. 

Since Summer Shakespeare first began in 1963, the not-for-profit charity has presented plays in almost every year, creating opportunities for students and young actors and directors to make their start, in a unique and iconic setting. Join NZ's oldest outdoor Shakespeare production, enjoy the festival feeling, and celebrate the return to the Clock Tower with As You Like It.

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