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By William Shakespeare

ProsperoFeaturing: John Grinston, Wendy Strehlow, Beth Cardier, Rosie Lalevich, Anthony Hunt, Craig Menaud, Jared Smith, Bruce Menzies, Leigh Rowney, John Keightley, Paul Lyons, Mark Dowler.

Directed by Lee Lewis

Designed by Brett Boardman

A violent storm strands a boat and its inhabitants on the shores of a remote island - casting the lives of the islanders and the new arrivals into disarray as old animosities flare and new connections are forged. How will the new arrivals be dealt with?

ArielNew Theatre presents The Tempest - Shakespeare's final play. Exploring the themes of love, betrayal and redemption, as well as the wider issues of colonisation, cultural conflict and border protection, this play is as relevant today as when it was first performed almost 400 years ago.

The Tempest reveals the contradictions and complexities inherent in human nature - Prospero, with his magical books seeking worldly ends; Miranda acquiring love and self-knowledge with the help of other-worldly creatures.

Husband and wife team Lee Lewis and Brett Boardman (she spent several years training and working with Andre Serban and Anne Bogart in New York, he is an award-winning Australian photographer) have created a magical production, steeped in oriental influences, incorporating multi-media, puppetry, and physical theatre whilst remaining true to the original text.

This is a not-to-be-missed modern-day fairytale, set on a remote island in the mystical East.

When 21st June - 20th July - Thur-Sat 8pm Sun 5.30pm
WhereNew Theatre 542 King St Newtown
Tickets$22 / $15
BookingsMCA Ticketing (02) 9645 1611

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