Nash Theatre will be stirring up a storm in New Farm with their production of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, staged as the world commemorates the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.
In the play, the King of Naples and his court are washed up on a remote island during a violent storm at sea; a storm conjured up by the powerful magician Prospero.
Prospero is still seething with anger and desires revenge having been banished to this island and usurped by his brother Antonio. Now Antonio has been stranded on the same island!
From such furious beginnings erupts Shakespeare’s magical journey of liberty through redemption. Gripping in its beauty and whimsy, The Tempest is a delightful and magical tale of cavorting spirits, music and merriment, love and loss, and finally reconciliation and forgiveness.
Nash Theatre’s production is running as part of Brisbane’s Anywhere Festival. Now in its fifth year, the festival brings live theatre, music, dance, comedy, cabaret, poetry and more to various stages around Brisbane city.
The Tempest runs from May 14 to June 4 at the Nash Theatre, located in the Brunswick Room in the Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Rd, New Farm. For tickets visit NashTheatre.com.