Date(s) - 17 Dec 2022
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Two GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performances of ‘The Tempest’ : Tuesday, 13 December 2022 at 6.30pm and Saturday, 17 December 2022 at 1.30pm
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kip Williams
The iconic Richard Roxburgh returns to the STC stage for the first time in years to play one of theatre’s greatest roles in this deeply moving reflection on life, love, and what it means to let go.
As a terrible storm blows up and engulfs the sky, a crew of sailors and their entourage are shipwrecked in remote climes. Washing ashore, they discover a lonely island ruled by the powerful and enigmatic sorcerer Prospero (Roxburgh). Along with the island’s supernatural inhabitants and his daughter Miranda, Prospero seeks retribution for something that was stolen from him years prior.
Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is vast, full of magic and contains all the wit and joy of Shakespeare’s best comedies alongside the profound human insight of his tragedies.
STC Artistic Director Kip Williams – known for grand, operatic productions like Chimerica and The Harp in the South: Part One and Part Two – will direct this great work of art. Roxburgh will be joined onstage by Peter Carroll (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui), Jason Chong (Chimerica), Mandy McElhinney (Appropriate), Chantelle Jamieson (Home, I’m Darling) Shiv Palekar (The Beauty Queen of Leenane), Claude Scott-Mitchell (making their STC debut), Guy Simon (Grand Horizons), Aaron Tsindos (No Pay? No Way!), Megan Wilding (Blithe Spirit), and Susie Youssef (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) in this spectacular production that will interrogate concepts of power, mortality and humanity’s relationship to nature.