August 30, 2016
Anthony Harper’s presentation of the 2016 Season of Shakespeare at the purpose-built Pop-up Globe was a huge success and won this year’s regional final crown at the New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) annual awards.
Origin was recruited to the Pop-up Globe project as the fire and emergency lighting engineers with Michael James overseeing the project, Sajeesh Nair producing the fire engineering design and Clive Revie completing emergency lighting.
NZAEP chief executive Vicki Watson says the Pop-up Globe captured the hearts of New Zealanders. “It sold more tickets than any other home-grown theatre event in New Zealand history; presented the largest Shakespeare festival in Australasian history … and was delivered by a team who had never worked together before and who were drawn together to deliver a shared vision that proved to be a historic success.”
Michael says, “we loved the collaboration and creativity on the Pop-up Globe project, and we’re thrilled for Miles Gregory, the founder and first artistic director of the Pop-Up. His courage in creating this unique event has been well rewarded. We were privileged to be part of the team.”
Twelfth Night, Pop-up Globe Auckland, Dir. Miles Gregory, Photo: Peter Meecham
Romeo & Juliet, Pop-up Globe Auckland, Dir. Ben Naylor, Photo: Peter Meecham