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Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's The Tempest

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This August, The Tempest comes to the Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre stage for a strictly limited season. Proudly presented by the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble, a community-based, non-profit organisation and directed by ZoŽ Tuffin, this upcoming production of Shakespeare's The Tempest will transport you to an island filled with magic and adventure.

Examining the themes of authority, forgiveness, and love, The Tempest depicts that tale of the Duke of Milan, Prospero, who twelve years ago was overthrown and cast out to sea with nothing but a leaky boat, his books and his young daughter, Miranda.

With the help of Prospero's sorcery, the pair survive together on a strange island. Prospero conjures a powerful tempest, shipwrecking the men who overthrew him on his island and setting a plan in motion which will change the course of his and Miranda's lives.

Designed by Matilda Award Winning designer, Angel Kosch (A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2013), and featuring live music and Butoh, a form of dance theatre, this upcoming production of The Tempest is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

The season will run from 20 - 24 August; 27 - 31 August; and 3 - 6 September. Performances dates and times are as follows:

Previews: 20 August 7:30pm and 21 August 7:30pm (discounted tickets available).

Gala Night: 22 August 7.30pm (Meet the cast and crew and enjoy food and refreshments after the show).

Q&A: Thursdays after the show 28 August and 4 September (20-minute Question and Answer session with the cast and creative team).

Tickets for Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's The Tempest are now on sale and are priced as follows:

Preview: $20
Full: $30

Concession: $20
Group Discount (10 or more): $20

* Concessions are for full-time students, pensioners, health care card holders, MEAA card holders, and 4ZZZ subscriber card holders.

Click here to purchase tickets now.

For more information and bookings, visit the official website

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When: 20 August - 6 September
Where: 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane, 4000, QLD, Australia
Cost: Preview:$20; Full:$30; Concession:$20;
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