Directions Theatre Pty Ltd

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Directions Theatre is proud to announce that The Tempest will be the 2011 Shakespeare in the Gardens production.

Marooned on a remote island with his daughter Miranda, Prospero has spent twelve years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel, he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. But what vengeance does he propose to take?

2011 is the 400th anniversary of The Tempest and the beautiful setting of the Botanical Gardens will create the perfect magical atmosphere The Tempest requires. Magic threads its way throughout the entire story adding to the romance and intrigue. Spells and enchantments are wielded as weapons of power creating the suspense, romance and supernatural elements of The Tempest.
Directed by Alex Rigozzi, a past performer and director of Shakespeare in the Gardens and a recent graduate of the VCA directing course.
A strong cast of local talent featuring John Andrews, Bryony Geeves, Matt Wilson, Chris Hamley, John Peacock, Tim Priest, Campbell Mckenzie, Eli Halliwell, Simone Dobber, and Niall Maurici are guaranteed to please in this magical comedy.