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Cash for time-travel: Pop-up Globe proves a hit among experience-hungry Kiwis

Wouldn’t it be amazing to step a few hundred years into the past for just a couple of hours? Well, a to-scale replica of the second Globe Theatre (1614) erected in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is about as close as it gets for the playwright’s fans, and it’s popped up right in Auckland city. The masterminds behind the Pop-up Globe have themselves labelled the experience as a kind of time travel, and given that tickets are selling like hot cakes, it fits with a recent shift in spending behaviour, where consumers are increasingly spending more on experiences over material items.