The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Saturday, 15th June 2024 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Hanover Hall, 65 Hanover St, Dunedin

A masterpiece of spectacle, redemptive romance, comedy, poetry, song, and politics, 'The Tempest' (Shakespeare's last play) is regarded as the most lyrical, profound, and magical of his comedies.

Prospero, the exiled duke of Milan, has been on a remote island with their daughter Miranda for 12 years. They use their magical powers to conjure up a fearsome storm, so that their enemies, including their treacherous brother Antonio, are shipwrecked onto the island. There follows a play filled with murderous plots, drunken confusion, love, and redemption.

SBZ's new visually, aurally, and physically stunning multidisciplinary version of William Shakespeare's fantastical play turns the former church building of Hanover Hall into Prospero's enchanted island. Holding true to the original text and song, director Blaise Barham adds contemporary music, stunning costumes, physical theatre, with gender-blind casting, to put a new contemporary spin on this classic whilst further exploring themes of power and status, entrapment, letting go of what enslaves us and freedom. With a performing cast of 25 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians the spectacle of the piece is brought to the fore.

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