The Tempest Video is now available online for free!

Good news for all Tempest fans!

If you had trouble buying The Tempest – Steampunked! or didn’t have the funds at the time, we at the Puzzle are pleased to announce that the video of The Tempest is now available online at Vimeo free of charge. So what are you waiting for – take a look, or re-watch to bring back the memories:


The Tempest – Steampunked! A new vision of Shakespeare’s Masterpiece from John Galea on Vimeo.

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Tempest Soundtrack for sale!

We are pleased to announce that the soundtrack to The Tempest – Steampunked!, featuring original music by Victor Spiegel, is now available to purchase at CDBaby. Buy Now

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The Tempest Video Available!

The Tempest – Steampunked is now available via Vimeo On Demand:

The Tempest – Steampunked! Trailer from John Galea on Vimeo.

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Tempest Video on the Way!

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!

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SMH article & First Review!

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.’

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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.’

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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:

Dominique Galea
Manda Bottomley
Daniel McCusker
Colin Seeger
Gunmetal Grey
Catherine Turner
Kate O’Neill
Laura E. Goodin
Anna Kamaralli
Susan St Lawrence
Doug Archer
Tom Jones
George McGill
Harry Gallagher
Bernadette Galea
David Monturo
Derek & Francis Ellwell
Alison Zammit
Jo Lennox
Hannah Courtney
Sarah Eccles
Roberto Reidig
Ashok Kumaradeva
Dijor Machon
Damien Meagher
Matthew Fellew
Jean Prouvaire
Matt Lansdown

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Posters & Flyers out today!

We’ve just sent our show poster for printing. Here’s a small e-flyer version:


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When & Where

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!

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Casting Finalized!

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.


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Auditions Confirmed! 2-3 June

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.

Download full audition notice here

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