The Tempest

Presented by Little Seed Theatre Company

Shakespeare on the Lake

The Tempest is this year’s Little Seed Shakespeare in the Amphitheatre. Set amongst the Noosa Botanic Gardens, on the shore of Lake Mcdonald the Greco-Roman styled amphitheatre has been the location for previous Little Seed performances: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Expect a setting most serene, a space that will amaze and a mature performance that explores ideas of both freedom and repentance.

Shakespeare's, 'The Tempest'

What remains when the storm passes? Redemption? Betrayal? Love? Revenge? Magic?'The Tempest,' has it all. Playing May, 11, 12, 18, 19. Tickets via credit: Jez Underwood

Posted by Little Seed Theatre Company on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Word in the park:
As a seasoned theatre-goer in Sydney and Melbourne and many shows on the Sunshine Coast, may I say this, please:
Little Seed Theatre’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was emotive, entertaining and one of the most engaging pieces that I have had the pleasure to watch. Congratulations! A difficult piece, executed with maturity and aplomb well beyond the years of those on stage.
I loved it. Can’t wait for the next production!
All the best.
Andrew Moon.

All cast are under the age of 18, however this is not a performance for children and we recommend that all audience members be of such a maturity that they can be respectfully quiet for the duration of the performance.

This is an outdoor event, so we recommend preparedness to maximise your enjoyment. We suggest, in chronological order, cushions, hats, cool BYO beverages, cheese and crackers, red wine, blankets and beanies as the sun sets.

Partners to thank:

Noosa Shire Council

Capacity of venue is only: 200
The Amphitheatre, Noosa Botanic Gardens The Amphitheatre, Lake MacDonald Drive, Cooroy Lake MacDonald Drive, Lake MacDonald QLD 4563
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3 reviews

  1. Magic on the Lake!

    A tale of revenge and romance, power and possession, The Tempest, brought to life by the experienced cast of Little Seed Theatre Company with director Johanna Wallace at the helm, was an epic journey.
    From the swashbuckling first scene to the spine-tingling last act, I was hooked.

    There was so much magic. And I’m not just talking about the ethereal sprites that played Ariel, or the fierce harpies that tormented poor Caliban. There was power emanating from Prospera, enchantment in the unexpected humour of the lovers Miranda and Ferdinand, and the true magic of comedic genius from Stefano and Trinculo.

    Shakespeare has never been easier to watch. It is only when an actor really understands their Shakespeare that they can pass this understanding on in story to an audience. And the entire cast was able to bring The Tempest to life, beautifully supported with a score of original music, and masterful costuming and props. Set on Lake MacDonald (quite literally the perfect scene to set a ‘remote island’ play on), this show is not one you will want to miss.

    Well done to the cast and crew of The Tempest, it was an outstanding performance!

  2. Prepare to be spellbound

    Little Seed’s latest production of The Tempest did not disappoint. The spectacular setting was matched by some incredible performances from young players with very bright futures. The audience was truly spellbound.

    Joanna Wallace’s direction is inspired – I loved the way the performers used the amphitheatre space. The production felt dynamic and contemporary, while also remaining true to the script.

    Leona Seib’s costuming is obviously a labour of love, and she has created a visual feast.

    The talented musicians who accompanied the actors with a Soundscape were terrific. The atmospheric music added another layer of interest to this dynamic production.

    My nine-year-old sat transfixed, despite the complexities of Shakespeare’s language, which is a true testament to the talented team at Little Seed. Well done.

  3. Go see!

    Amazing professional performance by talented young (student) actors. A fresh take on the classic with original live music and creative ways of telling the tale through movement, comic relief and wonderful costumes. With a stunning surround and tight ensemble piece, this event is a must-see.

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