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21 February 2017


The 2017 Summer Shakespeare production will be As You Like It, directed by Benjamin Henson, and produced by Natalie Beran.

The season will run from 14 February 2017 to the 11 March 2017.  

The University of Auckland Society is pleased to announce it will once again be hosting a special Society Summer Shakespeare Evening on Tuesday 21 February 2017.

Society members as well as University of Auckland alumni and staff are invited to attend. 

The Society evening includes a pre-show reception at Old Government House, where Shakespeare authority, Professor Tom Bishop will give an introduction to the play.  Guests will also enjoy preferential seating at the show.


Event information:


Tuesday 21 February 2017


  • Pre-show reception: Old Government House Lounge
  • Performance: Old Arts Quad, behind the University of Auckland ClockTower on Princes Street


  • 6pm: Guests arrive at pre-show reception.  Enjoy an introduction to the play by Shakespeare authority, Professor Tom Bishop.

              (Guests will be able to purchase beverages from the Buttery Bar, complimentary nibbles will be provided.)

  • 7.15pm Walk over to the performance to be seated
  • 7.30 – 9.50pm Performance (Running time - 2 hours 20 mins including interval)


Alumni and staff are welcome to join the Society to take advantage of this Society discount, along with other special benefits and opportunities all year round.


Please book your tickets to the Society Summer Shakespeare Evening before Monday 6 February 2017



Can't make the Society Summer Shakespeare Evening on 21 February?

If you're not able to attend the special Society Summer Shakespeare Evening on 21 February, be sure to head along and see the show on another night - it is going to be a terrific performance!

Book your tickets here


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About the show

Auckland Summer Shakespeare presents
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Benjamin Henson.
This summer, the Auckland Summer Shakespeare, continues its more than fifty years of performances with one kick-ass comedy of love and transformation.
As You Like It!
Banished from the constricted court, Rosalind and her cousin/BFF Celia cast off their former lives and embark on a journey of liberation in the glorious Forest of Arden. Dressed as a boy and a simple shepherdess, there they find the charms of the pastoral life - music thrumming in the distance, campfires aglow, celebrations of poetry awash with music, nature, love.
As Rosalind transforms herself, fizzing within a world of possibilities, we see her fall spectacularly in love with Orlando in the only way Shakespeare knows how - with quick minds, sharp tongues and pounding hearts.
Shakespeare’s captivating comedy is shaken up with an injection of music-festival sunshine; bursting with heart, freedom and razor-sharp wit.
Award winning director Benjamin Henson returns to AUSA Outdoor Summer Shakespeare to celebrate the return to its Clock Tower venue after a hugely successful Tempest at the Pop-Up Globe.
Bringing Glastonbury to Auckland, with a stellar cast and live music, this blisteringly vibrant production is the must-see summer event!