Lysander's Aunty

Lysander's Aunty

  • Theatre
  • World Premiere

Or A Most Rageful Irreverent Comedy Concerning an Offstage Character from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Gleefully anachronistic and wildly entertaining, this is a mad comedy of the highest order.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, young lovers Lysander and Hermia defy the Duke by eloping to his aunt’s house in the woods. But who is this law-snubbing, free-loving aunty and what is she doing in the bush? And what happens when the Athenian law comes knocking at her door?

From Trick of the Light (The Bookbinder, The Griegol) and in the tradition of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, comes a riotous reworking of Shakespeare’s play that takes a cannon to the canon. There will be sword fights. There will be Tim Tams. You’re not in Athens now, Dr. Ropata.

Contains haze and strong language

A Preview Early Bird Adult $54
A Preview Early Bird Senior 65+ $49
A Preview Early Bird Concession $40
A Preview Early Bird Group 6+ $44
A Preview Adult $59
A Preview Senior 65+ $54
A Preview Concession $45
A Preview Group 6+ $49
B Preview Early Bird Adult $49
B Preview Early Bird Senior 65+ $44
B Preview Early Bird Concession $30
B Preview Early Bird Group 6+ $44
B Preview Adult $54
B Preview Senior 65+ $49
B Preview Concession $30
B Preview Group 6+ $49
A Premiere Early Bird Adult $64
A Premiere Early Bird Senior 65+ $59
A Premiere Early Bird Concession $47
A Premiere Early Bird Group 6+ $54
A Premiere Adult $69
A Premiere Senior 65+ $64
A Premiere Concession $52
A Premiere Group 6+ $59
B Premiere Early Bird Adult $59
B Premiere Early Bird Senior 65+ $54
B Premiere Early Bird Concession $30
B Premiere Early Bird Group 6+ $54
B Premiere Adult $64
B Premiere Senior 65+ $59
B Premiere Concession $30
B Premiere Group 6+ $59
A Standard Early Bird Adult $69
A Standard Early Bird Senior 65+ $64
A Standard Early Bird Concession $49
A Standard Early Bird Group 6+ $55
A Standard Adult $74
A Standard Senior 65+ $69
A Standard Concession $52
A Standard Group 6+ $60
B Standard Early Bird Adult $64
B Standard Early Bird Senior 65+ $59
B Standard Early Bird Concession $30
B Standard Early Bird Group 6+ $55
B Standard Adult $69
B Standard Senior 65+ $64
B Standard Concession $35
B Standard Group 6+ $60
30 & Under $30
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2hr 30min includes interval

138 Halsey St
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

0800 ATC TIX (282 849)


Supported By

Lysander’s Aunty was originally commissioned by The Court Theatre, Christchurch and developed with the support of the Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland Theatre Company, and Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

By arrangement with Playmarket.

Supported by


  • Ralph McCubbin Howell
  • Hannah Smith
Set Designer
  • Daniel Williams
Costume Designer
  • Elizabeth Whiting
Lighting Designer
  • Sean Lynch
Sound Designer & Composer
  • Eden Mulholland
  • Miriama McDowell
  • Claire Chitham
  • Eli Matthewson
  • Sepelini Mua'au
  • Andrew Paterson
  • Mirabai Pease
  • Brynley Stent
  • Anya Tate-Manning
  • Ross Brown


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