The Tempest

Riverside Archives

This event has occurred in the past

The Tempest


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

16 May - 19 May 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside and Sport for Jove Theatre Company present
THE TEMPEST
By William Shakespeare

After a captivating season in 2017, Sport for Jove’s exceptional production of The Tempest returns to Riverside’s stage.

One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Tempest is a symphonic vision of forgiveness, discovery and self-discovery. Famous for its language, context, enchanting characters and breathtaking theatricality it is a reflection of the world’s most famous playwright at the height of his powers and at the end of his remarkable career.

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man and no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm, he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Please note: This production contains haze and loud noises.

Dates & Times:

SCHOOLS SHOWS
Wednesday 16 May at 10am & 1pm
Thursday 17 May at 10am
Friday 18 May at 10am – SOLD OUT

Expand your knowledge of this classic text and book tickets to The Tempest Symposium. Click here for more information on the symposium. Please note, tickets to the symposium are $26 per student and additional teachers (1 free teacher per 20 students).

GENERAL PUBLIC SHOWS
Saturday 19 May at 7:30pm

SPECIAL OFFER – SEE ALL 3 SPORT FOR JOVE PRODUCTIONS AT RIVERSIDE FOR $65
Book a package to see Sport for Jove’s productions of The TempestA Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth for just $65 (plus transaction fee). Click on the package button on the right to book now.

Photo by Phil Erbacher

Suitable for Years 9 – 12

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Many of you will already know Sport for Jove and their reputation for producing stunning productions of classic texts, most often Shakespeare. We are thrilled to be bringing back this production along with the hugely popular HSC Symposium. I recommend that you see both if you can. The production will blow students away while the symposium will allow them insight into director Damien Ryan’s brilliant mind and his knack for knowing how to interpret the Bard’s work for a modern audience. 

CURRICULUM LINKS

Download the Curriculum Links here: The Tempest Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

Download information on how to book here: How to Book

Download Riverside’s Risk Assessment here: 2018 Risk Assessment

ACCESS

Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Ticket Options

Show Only (Student/Teacher) $26
Symposium (Student/Teacher) $26
Show Only (General Public) $26
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30

Duration

TBC


Explore more Riverside shows

Touch & Go

An interactive performance designed especially for 2 years old, featuring a playful world of shapes and pathways, stepping stones and lines, two friendly dancers and a live guitarist.

Letters to Lindy

Filled with warmth, humour and heartbreak, this new work explores our fascination with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, one of 20th Century Australia’s most iconic figures.

Rainbow Vomit

Wearing your very own pair of kaleidoscopic fireworks glasses we invite you to enter a space of tangled imagination, where light and sound collide in an ever-changing landscape of bewilderment and wonder in this magical production.