1 year ago

7 March, 2017

Studio One (UNSW)

Organised by:
NSW University Theatrical Society (NUTS)

“We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”

On an enchanted island filled with spirits and monsters, an overthrown Duke, Prospero, has lived with his innocent daughter, Miranda, for the past twelve years. Yet when Prospero and his sidekick Ariel conjure up a tempest and strand all of Prospero's enemies on the island, things change. Miranda falls in love with the first man she meets, a hilarious duo of lords plot to usurp Prospero's usurpers, and the enslaved spirit Caliban tastes alcohol for the first time and adopts the drunkard Stephano as his god.

In this bold new production of The Tempest, a unique emphasis on physical performance, and the integration of live music, dance sequences, and silk aerials heightens the sense of metatheatricality and reminds us of the bittersweet impermanence of both art and life.

Show dates: Tuesday 7th - Saturday 11th March 2017

Buy tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/OJDD

Prospero: Joe Knights
Ariel: Harry Winsome
Caliban: Naks Suresh
Miranda: Grace Swadling
Ferdinand: Nic Savage
Alonso: Stu MacLaine
Gonzalo: Elliott Falzon
Francisco: Remington Adeney
Antonio: James Coates
Sebastian: Isabella M-White
Stephano: Tess Connellan
Trinculo: Kate Cameron

Producer: Liam Jarvis
Director: Casuarina O'Brien
Musical Director: Yasmin Stelling
Stage Manager: Jennifer Jackson
Technical Director: Stu MacLaine
Set Designer: George Lazaris
Lighting Designer: Louise Reily
Lighting Operator: Georgia Watkins
Sound Designer: Yasmin Stelling
Costume Designer: Maja Sieczko
Hair and Makeup: Chiara Middleton, Dom Bennett
Choreographer: Chanel Cheung
Aerial Choreographer: Lizzie Westbrook, Max Weeden
Publicity: Chiara Middleton
Assistant Publicity: Aaresh Madon
Photographer: Cynthia Florek

Content warning: this production of The Tempest contains strobe lighting effects, smoke machines, depictions of violence, racist remarks and references to suicide. Please don't hesitate to contact nutstempest@gmail.com if you feel that any of the above may effect you.