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the tempest

O BRAVE NEW WORLD THAT HAS SUCH PEOPLE IN IT.

For our 2023 production and to celebrate the 40th year of Summer Shakespeare Wellington, we will be presenting The Tempest, directed by Megan Evans, at the Dell in the Botanic Gardens.

“What does enough look like?”

 

Summer Shakespeare Wellington is proud to present a new production for 2023, The Tempest, directed by Megan Evans.

This hopeful and inspiring eco-ethical production will explore the nuanced and complex human (and more-than-human) relationships on this beautiful planet. 

 

Come with us, and explore what it means to be human. 

Director's Note

Enough? What does ‘enough’ look, sound, feel, taste, smell like? In The Tempest, Shakespeare’s Prospero is an occupier, an enslaver, a revenge-seeker. Yet as he achieves many of his goals, he starts to see some of the limits on his powers. By the end of the play, he voluntarily sets down his ‘supernatural’ powers, accepts his own flawed humanity as ‘enough’ and opens space for healing to begin.

 

We need to change everything.

 

To change everything, we need everyone. We need climate scientists and sociologists. But we also need actors and artists to help imagine new ways –wider, fairer, co-creative ways of preparing together for the tempests to come.

Show dates: 11th - 26th February 2023

cAST

Charlie Potter (she/her) | Maea Shepherd (she/her) - Ariel

Sean Farrell (he/him) | Rachel McLean (she/her) - Caliban

James Bayliss (he/him) | India Worsnop (she/her) - Prospero

Tori Kelland (she/her) | Anna Secker (she/her) - Miranda

Seb Kerebs (he/him) - Ferdinand

Phil Nordt (he/him) - Stephano

Susan Williams (they/them) - Gonzalo

Linda Dale (she/her) - Alonso

Tom Vassar (he/him) - Antonio

Susannah Donovan (she/her) - Sebastian

Anna Southerland (she/her) - Trinculo

Gus Lindsay (he/him) - Boatswain/Ensemble

Aroha Te Whata (she/her) - Master of the Ship/Ensemble

Hannah Grant (she/her) - Adrian/Ensemble

India Lindsay (she/her) - Ensemble

Manisha Singh (she/her) - Ensemble

Kirsty Simpson (she/her) - Franciso/Ensemble

CAST SCHEDULE 

Cast X

India Worsnop as Prospero

Charlie Potter as Ariel

Sean Farrell as Caliban

Anna Secker as Miranda

 

Cast Y

James Bayliss as Prospero

Maea Shepherd as Ariel

Rachel McLean as Caliban

Tori Kelland as Miranda

 

Fri 10th - X

11th - Y

12th - X

Tues 14th - X

15th - Y

16th - X

17th - Y

18th - X

19th - Y

Tues 21st - Y

22nd - X

23rd - Y

24th - X

25th - Y

26th - TBC (weather reserved night)

 

ALL CAST WILL PERFORM IN ALL SHOWS.

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