Shakespeare, I, Peaseblossom, Auckland, Maidment Theatre,
“Crouch is a performer at the top of his game…” The Guardian  ©

Photo: Mathew Andrews

Tuesday 08 December 2015 19:30 to Saturday 12 December 2015 19:30
University of Auckland, Maidment Theatre, Musgrove Studio

I, Peaseblossom is the story of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream told through the fevered dreams of a neglected fairy. A funny, interactive and sometimes anarchic piece of theatre that excels in establishing a relationship between the audience and the performer.

Award winning UK actor and playwright Tim Crouch, in partnership with the British Council, will showcase his irreverent and modern take on Shakespeare through the eyes of this cheeky fairy.

“We have been chasing Tim across the globe to come to NZ ever since he performed the outrageously entertaining I Peaseblossom in Singapore some five years ago, so we are thrilled to finally have him here,” said British Council Country Director Ingrid Leary.

Tim is a celebrated master of Shakespearean theatre, who has devised a series of plays based on minor Shakespearian characters – in a bid to bring new audiences to appreciate the timeless power and relevance of the Bard.

Tim’s visit is part of #ShakespeareLives, an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

With The University of Auckland, the British Council will host a Tim Crouch workshop on technique and symbolism in Shakespeare – a rare chance for literature students, theatre practitioners and interested fans to learn from one of the best. Limited to 40 participants.