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Play On

Saturday 14th October 2017

A musical imagining of Shakespeare’s great soliloquies.

After a stunning sold-out show at Auckland’s Pop-Up Globe, we are thrilled to have Play On in Nelson.

From Tui-nominated songwriter and award-winning composer Paul McLaney, and the producers behind Fly My Pretties, Play On is a celebration of Shakespeare set to contemporary music with an amazing New Zealand cast. McLaney has enlisted the help of high-profile musicians to perform a number of Shakespeare’s most well-loved soliloquies as a song cycle.

Play On features performances from McLaney himself, alongside Julia Deans and Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle), with accompaniment from the EDIN string section, featuring Rachel Wells, Jessica Hindin and Mahuia Bridgeman-Cooper.

The brainchild of McLaney along with actor/directors Ian Mune and Peter Elliot, Play On combines the best in acting and music for an unforgettable experience.

“If music be the food of love, play on.” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Duration: 70 minutes, no interval


October 14, 2017


Sat 14 Oct, 8pm


Nelson & suburbs


Theatre Royal
78 Rutherford St, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

FULL $48, UNDER 19 $25, SENIOR $43, GROUP OF 6+ $43pp (Plus TicketDirect Service Fee)

Tickets from Ticketdirect, Theatre Royal, iSITE, Richmond Mall ph. 03 548 3840; 0800 224 224.


Ph. +64 3 545 8734

Additional Info

Official Website

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