The Ugly Shakespeare Company has a proven record in New Zealand schools, providing consistently high-quality live theatre performances since 1996. For 27 years we have provided accessible, relatable and entertaining shows that not only take the fear out of Shakespeare, but also give students the opportunity to engage in new New Zealand theatre written by contemporary NZ playwrights. Crediting the students with intelligence, we like to challenge their thinking, present issues that are contextual to their lives, and entertain them at the same time.
Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand,
Blood and revenge are hammering in my head.
TITUS ANDRONICUS (Aaron, Act 2 Scene 3)
A great performance and very professionally done.
While many students struggle to see beyond the complex language, to the timeless themes, stories and humour- the Ugly Shakespeare company ensures that our students are exposed to his work.
Great performance, enthusiastic presentation and fun workshops. This was a great learning experience for ourstudents.
Northern Southland College
They make Shakespeare relevant to a modern audience, especially those who are tentative about it. It also allows for discussion at the more senior level in relation to thetraditional text.