March 21, 2017


Presented by Ben Crystal with SGCNZ Alumni
in Circa Two Wednesday
31 May – Saturday 3 June 7:30pm  

What did Shakespeare’s plays sound like in his day? How did those couplets rhyme??  

UK actor, prolific author and presenter of Original Pronunciation (OP), Ben Crystal will work in Wellington with a troupe of renowned Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ (SGCNZ) Alumni, exploring the fascinating original sound of Shakespeare’s plays. They will perform a Shakespeare Showcase of famous scenes, sonnets, songs, speeches and soliloquies in OP, readings full of rhyme, rhythm, and a very subtle humour. And a not-so-subtle one too!  

Calling SGCNZ Alumni for Ben Crystal’s OP Lab and Performance  

To be part of this exciting opportunity to learn about OP and perform with Ben Crystal, the process will involve: 
1) completing an application form on our website
2) a Skype audition reading a sonnet to Ben (in UK) 
3) preliminary coaching of 8 selected applicants via Skype between late March and 12 April
4) a full-time Lab (no charge) with Ben in Wellington from 23-30 May 10am-6pm each day 
5) Dress Rehearsal 31 May day time 
6) 4 Performances in Circa Two Wed 31 May – Sat 3 Jun 7.30pm-8.30pm + Q&A (profit share)

A note from Ben that you will need to “be prepared to run around and get sweaty!”

If you would like to apply, please contact Dawn Sanders by 21 March 2017
M: 027 283 6016 E: or   

To attend a performance
Circa Two
Wed 31 May – Sat 3 Jun
Book by contacting: or P: 04 801 7992
Tickets: $15-$35 

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