Review of The Tempest


One of the challenges for a director of Shakespearean drama is to ensure its relevance to a contemporary audience. The recent production of The Tempest at PLC Sydney was presented in an intimate performance space, ‘La Petit Grande’, and the crowd was captivated. Our senses were stimulated with musical interludes from artists such as Vance Joy, a humorously presented ‘banquet’ of tender chicken McNuggets and the skilful, considered characterisation of each performer.

Each inhabitant of this floating world reinforced the enduring complexities of love, family, race and gender; so too the connectedness between our past and present. Blowing bubbles across the crowd at the play’s conclusion functioned like an airy conduit between the real and imaginary spheres that theatre allows us to discover.

The cast should be commended for their eloquent delivery of the script (Sophia Morrison’s Prospera and Claudia Raguz’ Caliban deserve particular mention) and the great energy that all displayed in guiding the passage of Shakespeare’s words from page to stage.


Kate Colgan
Audience member and PLC Sydney English teacher


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