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The Tempest

Co-Directed by Justine Themen and Steve Kirkham, Assist Directed by Kim Hackleman.

Following the success of Playlist in 2013, on 3 – 8 March 2014 the Belgrade Young Company, in association with Frantic Assembly came together with a fast-paced, physical production of Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest.

Miranda’s father has been restless of late. When a storm wrecks a ship on the island where she lives with him, she begins to learn things about her past that will change her world forever.

Check out the production photos from the performance here

Watch this video interview with The Tempest co-directors Justine Themen and Steve Kirkham talking about how the rehearsal process has gone and why they chose to work on The Tempest.

Here are some of the casts reactions to their involvement in the rehearsal and performance

“The language is simply beautiful and it takes you out of your mind and transports you to another place.”
Ben Durber
Caliban

“Working with Shakespearean text has helped me become more articulate.”
Joelle Ikwa
Miranda

“The incite into the past language has given me a better understanding of our present one.”
Amy Thompson
Antonia

The show had excellent feedback with audience reactions such as

“Very emotional.”
“Amazingly beautiful.”
“Extremely thought provoking.”

You can see further audience reactions below: