The Lord Lackbeards North Island Tour

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The Lord Lackbeards North Island Tour

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The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company are taking on our most ambitious project yet! We are doing a tour of schools and the communities of the North Island with 2 shows: Hamlet and Ophelia thinks harder by Kiwi playwright Jean Betts. 

The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company is a Wellington based theatre company run by Ania Upstill and Julia Campbell. We aim to bring exciting and engaging performances of Shakespeare’s plays to a wide audience. We use Shakespearean theatrical conventions – such as universal lighting and a thrust stage – to create a realistic and energetic portrayal of Shakespeare’s work. We always tour to schools, since we strongly believe that Shakespeare should be seen to be understood and fully enjoyed.

Through touring, we get to expose more communities to high quality theatre! This is our third tour of the North island. This year we are going to Palmerston North, Hamilton, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and then back to perform in Wellington. We need some support hiring a van and with some food and accomodation costs. 

“Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue”

In a reversal of productions that use the historically accurate convention of only male actors, We are presenting a Hamlet with an all female cast. Continuing the conversation between past and present, this production combines an Elizabethan approach to staging and text with modern physical theatre techniques and costuming.

Based on Hamlet, but with all the good lines reassigned, Ophelia Thinks Harder looks at the famous play from Ophelia’s point of view. Betts questions what it means to be a woman at Elsinore - or anywhere else. Pushed and pulled by all the men (and women) in her life, Ophelia has to figure out her own path. 

 

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Did you pledge for a ticket to a show? Let me know when you want to come!

04/05/2016 at 3:58 PM

Kia ora Wonderful Pledgers

Did you pledge for a ticket to the show? We have shows coming up on the following dates in the following places..

Hamiton:

https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/may/hamlet-and-ophelia-thinks-harder

Gisborne:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/gisborne

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder/gisborne

Carterton:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/carterton

Wellington:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet-and-ophelia-back-to-back/wellington

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/wellington

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder/wellington

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder2/wellington

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet2/wellington

Let me know to which show you want to use your ticket/tickets :)

Cheers

The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company

 

You need to pledge to see this update.

We did it!!

30/04/2016 at 8:14 AM

We did it! Heaps of thanks to all our Pledgers! 

Don't forget to come and see our shows at various locations around the North Island. Tour Dates are below..

 

Palmerston North:

https://nz.patronbase.com/_CentrePoint/Productions/HAM/Performances

https://nz.patronbase.com/_CentrePoint/Productions/OTH/Performances

Hamilton:

https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/may/hamlet-and-ophelia-thinks-harder

Gisborne:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/gisborne

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder/gisborne

Carterton:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/carterton

Wellington:

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet-and-ophelia-back-to-back

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/wellington

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet2

http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder2

 

Hamlet is sad

27/04/2016 at 9:26 AM

Hamlet is sad because Horatio has more lover letter pledged from him than Hamlet. Can you help?

 

 

Its not easy being an all female theatre troupe..

26/04/2016 at 1:13 PM

Corsets can be tricky, can you help?

Pledgeme Video

21/04/2016 at 11:03 AM

With just over a week til our Pledgeme ends we made a wee video to help things along. Check it out and share with your friends!

Pop Up Globe

14/04/2016 at 5:02 PM

Thanks to everyone who has Pledged so far! Just a quick update on how things are going on with the preparations for our tour.

We had a wonderful time presenting Hamlet at Pop UP Globe in Auckland. We did 2 performances, both of which were sold out, and people were turned away at the gate!

Here are a few pictures:

Next on the cards is putting the finishing touches on Ophelia thinks harder, only a couple of weeks until we head off on tour!

    Pledgers 42

    Zoe Joblin
    2016-04-29 15:55:15 +1200
    Denys Yu
    2016-04-29 10:43:46 +1200

    "You go glen coco."

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-27 23:24:28 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-27 15:49:06 +1200
    Rachael Mitchell
    2016-04-27 14:26:50 +1200
    Steven Lo-Giacco
    2016-04-27 13:56:16 +1200

    "Katie made a good case at this mornings Toastmasters meeting. Good luck!"

    Elizabeth Kerr
    2016-04-27 09:57:23 +1200
    Shari Upstill
    2016-04-27 06:30:51 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-26 17:03:27 +1200
    Sally Thorburn
    2016-04-26 16:07:47 +1200
    Michael Gray
    2016-04-26 13:55:10 +1200

    "Go team!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-26 09:59:24 +1200
    Mary Little
    2016-04-26 08:55:08 +1200
    Simon McArthur
    2016-04-26 07:38:45 +1200
    Darrell Haddon
    2016-04-25 15:26:32 +1200
    Jennifer O'Sullivan
    2016-04-25 15:20:25 +1200
    Jennifer O'Sullivan
    2016-04-25 15:19:45 +1200
    Janet Noble
    2016-04-25 09:19:18 +1200
    Tom Robinson
    2016-04-24 21:15:41 +1200
    Erin Siobhan Hutching
    2016-04-24 17:58:24 +1200

    "This looks brilliant and deserves lots of support! "

    Greg Campbell
    2016-04-24 09:16:34 +1200
    MOira Hurst
    2016-04-24 09:03:35 +1200
    Donald James
    2016-04-24 08:25:31 +1200
    Sarah Tuck
    2016-04-23 14:56:11 +1200
    Graham C Atkinson
    2016-04-22 14:05:05 +1200
    Cormac Maguire
    2016-04-22 00:23:03 +1200

    "Hey y'all! Wish I could be there to see the show! Best of luck with the tour!"

    Alli Zadrozny
    2016-04-21 15:58:22 +1200
    Claire
    2016-04-21 13:49:00 +1200
    Annette Rann
    2016-04-21 12:27:24 +1200

    "Go hard you Bearded Wonders. Amazing Performance at the Globe. I I also pledge to make you a carrot cake in Palmerston North. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-04-20 18:05:47 +1200

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    The Lord Lackbeards North Island Tour

    Project 2016-03-30 14:11:45 +1300

    The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company are taking on our most ambitious project yet! We are doing a tour of schools and the communities of the North Island with 2 shows: Hamlet and Ophelia thinks harder by Kiwi playwright Jean Betts. 

    The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company is a Wellington based theatre company run by Ania Upstill and Julia Campbell. We aim to bring exciting and engaging performances of Shakespeare’s plays to a wide audience. We use Shakespearean theatrical conventions – such as universal lighting and a thrust stage – to create a realistic and energetic portrayal of Shakespeare’s work. We always tour to schools, since we strongly believe that Shakespeare should be seen to be understood and fully enjoyed.

    Through touring, we get to expose more communities to high quality theatre! This is our third tour of the North island. This year we are going to Palmerston North, Hamilton, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and then back to perform in Wellington. We need some support hiring a van and with some food and accomodation costs. 

    “Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue”

    In a reversal of productions that use the historically accurate convention of only male actors, We are presenting a Hamlet with an all female cast. Continuing the conversation between past and present, this production combines an Elizabethan approach to staging and text with modern physical theatre techniques and costuming.

    Based on Hamlet, but with all the good lines reassigned, Ophelia Thinks Harder looks at the famous play from Ophelia’s point of view. Betts questions what it means to be a woman at Elsinore - or anywhere else. Pushed and pulled by all the men (and women) in her life, Ophelia has to figure out her own path. 

     

    Comments

    Did you pledge for a ticket to a show? Let me know when you want to come!

    04/05/2016 at 3:58 PM

    Kia ora Wonderful Pledgers

    Did you pledge for a ticket to the show? We have shows coming up on the following dates in the following places..

    Hamiton:

    https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/may/hamlet-and-ophelia-thinks-harder

    Gisborne:

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/gisborne

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder/gisborne

    Carterton:

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/carterton

    Wellington:

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet-and-ophelia-back-to-back/wellington

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/wellington

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder/wellington

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder2/wellington

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet2/wellington

    Let me know to which show you want to use your ticket/tickets :)

    Cheers

    The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    We did it!!

    30/04/2016 at 8:14 AM

    We did it! Heaps of thanks to all our Pledgers! 

    Don't forget to come and see our shows at various locations around the North Island. Tour Dates are below..

     

    Palmerston North:

    https://nz.patronbase.com/_CentrePoint/Productions/HAM/Performances

    https://nz.patronbase.com/_CentrePoint/Productions/OTH/Performances

    Hamilton:

    https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/may/hamlet-and-ophelia-thinks-harder

    Gisborne:

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/gisborne

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder/gisborne

    Carterton:

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/carterton

    Wellington:

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet-and-ophelia-back-to-back

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet/wellington

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/hamlet2

    http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/ophelia-thinks-harder2

     

    Hamlet is sad

    27/04/2016 at 9:26 AM

    Hamlet is sad because Horatio has more lover letter pledged from him than Hamlet. Can you help?

     

     

    Its not easy being an all female theatre troupe..

    26/04/2016 at 1:13 PM

    Corsets can be tricky, can you help?

    Pledgeme Video

    21/04/2016 at 11:03 AM

    With just over a week til our Pledgeme ends we made a wee video to help things along. Check it out and share with your friends!

    Pop Up Globe

    14/04/2016 at 5:02 PM

    Thanks to everyone who has Pledged so far! Just a quick update on how things are going on with the preparations for our tour.

    We had a wonderful time presenting Hamlet at Pop UP Globe in Auckland. We did 2 performances, both of which were sold out, and people were turned away at the gate!

    Here are a few pictures:

    Next on the cards is putting the finishing touches on Ophelia thinks harder, only a couple of weeks until we head off on tour!

      Zoe Joblin
      2016-04-29 15:55:15 +1200
      Denys Yu
      2016-04-29 10:43:46 +1200

      "You go glen coco."

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-27 23:24:28 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-27 15:49:06 +1200
      Rachael Mitchell
      2016-04-27 14:26:50 +1200
      Steven Lo-Giacco
      2016-04-27 13:56:16 +1200

      "Katie made a good case at this mornings Toastmasters meeting. Good luck!"

      Elizabeth Kerr
      2016-04-27 09:57:23 +1200
      Shari Upstill
      2016-04-27 06:30:51 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-26 17:03:27 +1200
      Sally Thorburn
      2016-04-26 16:07:47 +1200
      Michael Gray
      2016-04-26 13:55:10 +1200

      "Go team!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-26 09:59:24 +1200
      Mary Little
      2016-04-26 08:55:08 +1200
      Simon McArthur
      2016-04-26 07:38:45 +1200
      Darrell Haddon
      2016-04-25 15:26:32 +1200
      Jennifer O'Sullivan
      2016-04-25 15:20:25 +1200
      Jennifer O'Sullivan
      2016-04-25 15:19:45 +1200
      Janet Noble
      2016-04-25 09:19:18 +1200
      Tom Robinson
      2016-04-24 21:15:41 +1200
      Erin Siobhan Hutching
      2016-04-24 17:58:24 +1200

      "This looks brilliant and deserves lots of support! "

      Greg Campbell
      2016-04-24 09:16:34 +1200
      MOira Hurst
      2016-04-24 09:03:35 +1200
      Donald James
      2016-04-24 08:25:31 +1200
      Sarah Tuck
      2016-04-23 14:56:11 +1200
      Graham C Atkinson
      2016-04-22 14:05:05 +1200
      Cormac Maguire
      2016-04-22 00:23:03 +1200

      "Hey y'all! Wish I could be there to see the show! Best of luck with the tour!"

      Alli Zadrozny
      2016-04-21 15:58:22 +1200
      Claire
      2016-04-21 13:49:00 +1200
      Annette Rann
      2016-04-21 12:27:24 +1200

      "Go hard you Bearded Wonders. Amazing Performance at the Globe. I I also pledge to make you a carrot cake in Palmerston North. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-04-20 18:05:47 +1200

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