A TEMPEST OFF MATIU-SOMES ISLAND
by William Shakespeare and Bard Productions
directed by Paul Stephanus
[Thur, Fri, Sat only]
at Matiu_Somes Island-meet at Queens Wharf, Wellington
From 7 Feb 2013 to 16 Feb 2013
Reviewed by: John Smythe; Laurie Atkinson (The Dominion Post);
Audience to be Shipwrecked on Deserted Island in Hilarious Adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest!
Mystical creatures and grotesque monsters – created by award-winning makeup artists and costume designers – will take audience members on a journey over turbulent seas and through the massive labyrinthine Animal Quarantine Station on Matiu / Somes Island.
From the moment the audience steps onto the ferry at Queen's Wharf they are become part of the action; and over the course of the performance will come face to face with the natural and historical wonders of the Island which are woven into the show.
From the hilarious plots of murderous drunks, to the lustful romance of young lovers, and the trickery of forest spirits, Shakespeare's wonderful story truly comes to life in the location where it is actually set: on a mystical, deserted Island!
From the award-winning adventure-theatre company that brought you Frogs Under the Waterfront and Quarantine comes a large-scale adventure that you will never forget. With only six shows tickets will sell fast! So get in quick because you don't want to miss this one!
February - 7th 8th 9th 14th 15th 16th
Be at Queen's Wharf at 7:20 PM.
Ferry departs at 7:30 PM.
$36 per ticket Price includes ferry ride (valued at $22).
Bookings through Circa Theatre:
By Phone - 04 801 7992
Online - www.circa.co.nz
In Person - 1 Taranaki Street, across from Te Papa Museum
Giles McNeill: Stephano
Wiremu Tuhiwai: Trinculo
Jordan Rivers: Ferdinand
Erin Howell: Ariel
Scott Ransom: Prospero
Matt Clayton: Caliban
Claire O'Loughlin: Miranda
Michael Ness: Boatswain
Paul Stephanus: Director / Producer
Helle Rosenberg: Costume Design and Construction
Olive Moynihan: Costume Design and Construction AND Production Manager
Amalia Calder: Production Asisstant
Marcus McShane: Lighting Design
James Dunlop: Music Composition and Sound Design
Hayley Marlow: Make-up and Special Effects Artist
Michel Rosenberg: Photographer