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To see or not to see: Globe Theatre pops up in Sydney

You may have heard of the world-renowned Globe Theatre, but you may not have heard of its newest family member.

London’s Globe Theatre was rebuilt in 1614 after burning to the ground and over the centuries it’s housed some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Now, a replica of the theatre is on its way down under thanks to a brilliant New Zealander.

Dr Miles Gregory tells Alan Jones he came up with the idea of a pop-up Globe Theatre while he was reading to his daughter.

“About four years ago I was in Auckland reading a story, a pop-up book, to my little girl Nancy. One of the things that popped up was the Globe Theatre.

“The idea stuck. A pop-up Globe. Could we do it?”

The full-scale replica has been visited by more than 450,000 people in two years and is on its way to Sydney.

The six-week season begins at Moore Park on September 5, with Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice on the performance agenda.

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You can purchase tickets HERE

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