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by William Shakespeare
Directed by Vanessa Stacey
presented by Manawatu Summer Shakespeare

at Te Marae O Hine, The Square, Palmerston North
From 1 Mar 2013 to 9 Mar 2013

Reviewed by:  John RossRichard Mays;

A hard rain's gonna fall this summer in Palmerston North (metaphorically speaking!) as Manawatu Summer Shakespeare shakes things up for 2013.  

After 10 years at Victoria Esplanade, we are setting up in The Square for this year's production of The Tempest.

Directed by Vanessa Stacey, this production will use our island in the centre of the city to represent Prospero's enchanted island, and you can expect magic to happen there. This will be a high-octane steampunk take on the play that promises to marry Shakespeare's timeless text with some stunning music, lush costuming and our most ambitious set yet.

Whether you are discovering Shakespeare or a veteran, this production will offer you something exciting and surprising.

As always, entry is by koha (gold coin donation), so one thing that isn't different this year is that this is still the best value in dramatic experience!

Te Marae O Hine, The Square, Palmerston North
01 March 2103, 8pm
02 March 2013, 9pm
03 March 2013, 4pm
08 March 2013, 8pm
09 March 2013, 4pm & 9pm
Entry By Koha (Gold coin donation)
Wet Weather Venue Te Manawa Art Gallery
VIP Preview Night: 28 February 2013, 8pm

Creative Team  
Director:  Vanessa Stacey
Musical Director:  Kane Parsons, with additional music by Rob Thorne and Vanessa Stacey
Costume Design:  Charmagne Anthony & Suzanne Tamaki
Set Design:  Leda Farrow

Prospera:  Hannah Pratt
Caliban:  Czahn Armstrong
Ariel:  Becky Dack
Miranda:  Rosie Anderson
Ferdinand:  Conil Tod
Antonio:  Div Collins
Alonso:  Bruce Sinclair
Sebastian:  Michael Horne
Gonzalo:  Mark Kilsby
Adrian:  Adam Dodd
Stephano:  Jackie McKenzie
Trinculo:  Jak Edens
Sirens:  Lise Bakker, Jess Hong Natalie Peart , Shivarn Stewart, Lisa Swinbanks
Nymphs:  Haleigh Hook Maddie Sefton, Sophie Thornley
Mariners:  Pierce Barber, Ethan Burmeister, Sasha Lipinsky, Eden Mills, Trent Pedley, Matt Waldin 

Production Team
Producer:   Joy Green
Executive Producer:  Angie Farrow
Stage Manager:  Megan Green
Sound and Lighting:  Image Group Ltd.
Production Assistant:  Karen Newton
Photography:  Anu Sefton & Penny Aspin
Publicity Design:  Adam Dodd
Lighting Assistant:  Matt Poucher
Assistant Stage Managers:  Pierce Barber & Sasha Lipinsky
Set Builders:  Dave Anderson,  Nic Green, Paul Thompson
Paper Mache Technicians:  Victoria Forbes-Wood, Jackie McKenzie, Anu Sefton
Front of House:  Rebecca Freeman, Dylan Gray,  Astarte Itsastarte, Therese McCrae, Calliope Tullet