The Tempest – Steampunked is now available via Vimeo On Demand:
The Tempest – Steampunked! Video is on its way…it will be available here on the website for direct download, and will also be available as a DVD.
Here’s a first taste!
If you’ve missed them, here are links to our coverage in the Sydney Morning Herald and our review in Theatre Junkies:
From SMH – ‘TOP hats, leather masks, cyborg eye sockets and corsets will take over the stage in a ”Steampunk” cabaret recreation of The Tempest, as part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. It’s Shakespeare meets ’90s film Wild Wild West in an adaption that combines a 400 year-old play with a growing modern subculture to explore humans’ love affair with technology.
”Steampunk”, influenced by Victorian-era fashion garnished with brass accessories resembling gadgets from science fiction fantasy, forms the basis of John Galea’s contemporary adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s last works.’
From Theatre Junkies – ‘Director John Galea’s ‘steampunk vision’ of The Tempest is infused with a palpable affection for the potential of the Steampunk aesthetic, which fits Shakespeare’s play like a brass-buttoned leather glove. Whereas many productions of Shakepeare that attempt to update or transpose the Bard’s work into a different setting or genre have a laboured sense of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, Shakespeare’s The Tempest has always lent itself to mythological and futuristic interpretations, and the play feels quite at home in this steampunk production.’
Thanks to all of the intrepid peeps who have supported us so far on Pozible!! There’s still time to help out, but there’s only 11 days to go! You can give as little as $1 – Check out the cool rewards!
The Tempest on Pozible
Our Pozible Supporters:
Laura E. Goodin
Susan St Lawrence
Derek & Francis Ellwell
The Tempest: A new Steampunk vision of Shakespeare’s masterpiece of revenge and forgiveness. 29th August – 8th September 2012 at the Sidetrack Theatre, Addison Rd Centre, Marrickville. Tickets $33 / $27 Students & Concession.
If you’re in Sydney, please support the show by coming to our fundraiser – The Shakespearean Steampunk Cabaret at the Red Rattler Theatre on the 14th July!
Casting for the Tempest is now complete. A big thank you to all of the very talented people who auditioned – it was a difficult process! We can now announce the following cast list:
- Dominic McDonald – Prospero
- Christopher Hawkins – Ariel
- Lana Kershaw – Miranda
- John Michael Burdon – Caliban
- Richard Hilliar – Ferdinand
- Emily Watson - Trincula
- Pascal Rueger – Stephano
- David Woodland – Antonio
- Mark Oughton - Sebastian
- David Attril – Gonzalo
- Eugene Raggio – Alonso
- Kylee Hartman – Ceres/Boatswain
- Grace Rouvray – Iris
- Bernadette Galea – Juno
- Lisa Hansens – Dancer/Circus Artist
We are very pleased with the depth of talent in the cast. It’s going to be a strong show.
Auditions for The Tempest are confirmed!
We will be holding open auditions on the weekend of the 2nd-3rd June at Rosebank College, Five Dock.
Watch this space for information about the upcoming auditions for The Tempest! We are finalising venue & dates at this moment #steampunk #shakespeare