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The Tempest

staged by Blue Cow at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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“O brave new world …”

Desperate people in tempest-tossed ships brave the seas, and today over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes.

Blue Cow Theatre invites you to experience the fate of Shakespeare’s own island refugees … a stateless father and daughter, a king who grieves a drowned son, a brother who strives to kill his brother, a drunk who crowns himself a king … all castaways, hanging on …

Shakespeare last and most reflective comedy sets compassion and mercy in a struggle with ambition and vengeance. It culminates in one of the most profound and astonishing moments in all world theatre – the moment when empathy triumphs!

Staged to complement the superb Tempest exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, the show will be presented in TMAG’s iconic Central Gallery, reimagined as Prospero’s Library. Robert Jarman’s production, with William Dowd’s designs, draws inspiration directly from the Exhibition.

Produced by Blue Cow Theatre
Directed by Robert Jarman
Designed by William Dowd

Starring Guy Hooper as Prospero
with Claire Dawson, Ivano Del Pio, Scott Farrow, Anna Kidd, Robert Maxwell and Ellen Roe.

Help us help others
What’s the single, indispensable item a defenseless body needs after a storm, disaster or fight? A blanket. All audience members are invited to donate a (clean) blanket or two. Bring them along to the performance. The actors will use them in the show, and they will be donated to charitable organisations at the end of the run.

 

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The Tempest

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery – TMAG
Dunn Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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