Shakespeare takes a turn to its natural elements with OZACT’s performing The Tempest in the Grampians National Park in late March and April this year.
Unique in its setting, this play is performed in the Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians National Park and tells the story of enchanter Prospero and his daughter and the survivors of a shipwreck.
“OZACT began in 1995 with an iconic production of THE TEMPEST at Loch Ard Gorge on Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast, and this tradition of producing Shakespeare in spectacular locations has continued for the last 21 years, ” says Founder and Artistic Director, Bruce Widdop
“The Grampians have been our Autumn home since our first year, and we are excited to bring THE TEMPEST back as our production for this season’s tour of Shakespeare in the Grampians.”
Bruce explains the company was born from a dream of combining the Australian love of the outdoors and our natural and hertiage landscapes, with the timeless stories and poetry of the world's greatest playwright, Shakespeare.
Set beneath the towering slopes of Mount Difficult,the mighty walls of Heatherlie Quarry, are nestled in a serene and beautiful bush setting. This is a magical area of sheer rock faces, sandy clearings, dramatic mountain scenery and historic stone buildings, reminders of a vanished settlement of long ago. This natural environment creates a wonderful setting for the island wilderness in the play.
Offering a mystical play where nature and theatre combine and emotions collide, The Tempest is a fascinating story, telling of a strange encounter, and the journey, dramatic adventure, swirling passions and confrontations that follow.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Location: Heatherlie Quarry in the Grampians National Park
Dates: March 30 & 31 and April 1 (Easter Weekend) and April 7 & 8 at 3pm
Times: See website for full details
Cost: Adults $35, Concessions $30, Children, $20 (under 6 free)
Bookings: Purchase tickets here or phone 0419 330 516