While on a visit to London earlier in the year I found The Globe theatre closed.
Surprise surprise – it turned up in Melbourne.
Using meticulous research including sketches like this (Czech artist Hollar -1630) one of London, together with archeological reports on the dig of the first Globe these innovative (and brave) New Zealanders created this replica.
Their dream was to see Shakespeare’s work performed in its original space, to build the worlds first full scale temporary working replica of his theatre; fill it with a festival of his masterworks and share it with as many people as possible.
And so it was that Claire and I went to see what the fuss was all about. Aside from the fact that a walk through Melbourne’s stunning gardens to reach the theatre is a treat in itself, the Pop Up Globe is enchanting; the actors quite amazing, the energy exhausting and the desire to see another production strong.
Melbourne still sparkles ❤️❤️
ps. No fruit was thrown, but rain fell – all adding to the atmosphere – almost like being in England!!!!