Be prepared for Shakespeare like you have never seen it before.
New theatre company Shakeitup! is putting on Passionate Acts, a collection of sexy bite-sized scenes from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.
The performance will include scenes from Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Richard III, As you Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
A company of six will perform all the scenes including award-winning actresses Donagh Rees and Katherine Kennard, actor Jason Hodzelmans and recent Actors Program graduate Moana McArtney.
It will take place in different locations at the venue and marks the first full theatre season to perform at the Pah Homestead located in the grounds of Monte Cecilia Park.
‘‘This is an opportunity for new audiences to receive an utterly unique arts experience in Auckland and for those who have experienced The Pah to see it in a new light, as a spectacular backdrop to a fantastic season of theatre,’’ Shakeitup! founder Grae Burton says.
is on for nine nights from tonight at The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, in Hillsborough.
Passionate role: Katherine Kennard plays Lady Anne in Shakespeare’s Richard III.
Bite-sized bard, left: Donogh Rees and Alistair Browning in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.