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Event Series Event Series: THE TEMPEST


16 October 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Written By: William Shakespeare

Creative Team: Directed by Bronwyn Palmer

A story of shipwreck and magic, The Tempest begins on a ship caught in a violent storm with Alonso, the King of Naples, on board. On a nearby island, the exiled Duke of Milan, Prospero, tells his daughter, Miranda, that he has caused the storm with his magical powers.
Prospero had been banished twelve years earlier when Prospero’s brother, Antonio – also on the doomed ship – conspired with Alonso to become the Duke instead. Prospero and Miranda are served by a spirit named Ariel, and by Caliban, son of the island’s previous inhabitant, the witch Sycorax.
On the island, castaways from the wreck begin to appear. First is Alonso’s son, Ferdinand, who immediately falls in love with Miranda. Other castaways who appear are Trinculo and Stephano, Alonso’s jester and butler respectively, who join forces with Caliban to kill Prospero and take over the island. The nobles from the ship search for Ferdinand and are confronted with a spectacle including a Harpy, who convinces Alonso that Ferdinand’s death is retribution for Prospero’s exile.
Having all his enemies under his control, Prospero decides to forgive them. Alonso, joyously reunited with his son, restores Prospero to the dukedom of Milan and welcomes Miranda as Ferdinand’s wife. As all except Caliban and Ariel prepare to leave the island, Prospero, who has given up his magic, bids farewell to the island and the audience.


Audition Information: http://www.trybooking.com/CCKRR

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Date: 15/10/2022
Time From – Time to: 09:00 – 17:00
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Date: 16/10/2022
Time From – Time to: 09:00 – 17:00


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Role Information: ROLES AVAILABLE:
(age and gender relevant only where specified)PROSPERO, the former Duke of Milan, now a magician on an island. Stage age: 45 – 55.
MIRANDA, Prospero’s daughter. Stage age: 18 – 20. Female presenting.
ARIEL, a spirit, servant to Prospero. Requires strong movement ability and strong singing ability.
CALIBAN, an inhabitant of the island, servant to Prospero. Male presenting.
FERDINAND, Prince of Naples. Stage age: 19 – 25. Male presenting.
ALONSO, King of Naples. Stage age: 50+
ANTONIO, Duke of Milan and Prospero’s brother. Stage age: 35 – 50.
SEBASTIAN, Alonso’s brother. Stage age: 40 – 50.
GONZALO, councillor to Alonso and friend to Prospero. Stage age: 50+
TRINCULO, servant to Alonso.
STEPHANO, Alonso’s butler.
ADRIAN, courtiers in attendance on Alonso, and MOVEMENT ENSEMBLE
FRANCISCO, courtiers in attendance on Alonso, and MOVEMENT ENSEMBLE
TWO LIVE MUSICIANS – Must be able to improvise. String instruments or piano preferred. Not required to audition. Please email the Director at bronwyn.palmer@gmail.com for further information.

Auditions are booked via http://www.trybooking.com/CCKRR
Each group audition (up to 5 people per session) will last 50 minutes between 9am – 5pm Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2022.

Please prepare from memory a 2-3 minute Shakespearean monologue from any play and a short (30 seconds max.) unaccompanied song.

We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes for physical movement, and bring water.

After booking an audition, you will be emailed audition scenes. They are not compulsory to learn but please familiarise yourself with them. An audition form will be provided. On booking an audition slot, please ensure you advise your correct phone number and email address. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow yourself time to prepare for your audition and to complete a form if necessary.

UATG is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage performers 18+ of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities to audition. However, please be aware that the Little Theatre is not fully equipped for those with a physical disability. The foyer and auditorium are accessible via ground floor entrance, but the stage and backstage areas are unfortunately not equipped for wheelchair access.
Any questions about audition bookings, please email theatreguild@adelaide.edu.au. Any questions about the play/production (and NOT for booking auditions), the director can be contacted at bronwyn.palmer@gmail.com.

Contact: Bronwyn Palmer


16 October 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The University of Adelaide Theatre Guild
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