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The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock

 

June 2006

 

The Tempest

The Story

 

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan has been living for twelve years on an island, after his jealous brother Antonio—helped by the King of Naples—deposed him and set him adrift on the Mediteranian with his three-year-old daughter Miranda.

 

Possessed of magic powers due to his great learning and prodigious library, Prospero is reluctantly served by a spirit of the air, Ariel, whom he had rescued from imprisonment in a tree. Prospero maintains Ariel's loyalty by repeatedly promising to release him from servitude, but continually defers that promise to a vague, future date. Caliban is a deformed monster and the only non-spiritual inhabitant before the arrival of Prospero. He taught Prospero how to survive on the island, while Prospero and Miranda taught Caliban their own language. Following an attempt to violate Miranda he had been compelled by Prospero to serve as a slave, carrying wood and gathering pig nuts. In slavery Caliban has come to view Prospero as a usurper, and grown to resent both him and his daughter for what he believed to be their betrayal of his trust.

 

The play opens as Prospero, having divined that his brother, Antonio, is on a ship passing close by the island (having returned from the wedding of  Alonso's daughter Claribel with the King of Tunis), has raised a storm, the tempest, which causes the ship to run aground. Also on the ship are Antonio's fellow conspirator, King Alonso, Alonso's brother Sebastian, Alonso's royal advisor Gonzalo, and Alonso's son, Ferdinand. Prospero, by his spells, divides the survivors of the wreck into several groups and Alonso and Ferdinand are separated, and believe one another dead.

 

Three plots then alternate through the play. In one, Caliban falls in with Stephano and Trinculo, two drunken crew members and attempts to raise a rebellion against Prospero.

 

In another, Prospero nurtures a romantic relationship between Ferdinand and Miranda; the two fall immediately in love, but Prospero worries that "too light winning [may] make the prize light", and so compels Ferdinand to become his servant so that his affection for Miranda will be confirmed.

 

He also decides that after his plan to exact vengeance on his betrayers has come to fruition, he will break and bury his staff, and "drown" his book of magic.

 

In the third subplot, Antonio and Sebastian conspire to kill Alonso and his advisor Gonzalo. Just as they attempt to murder them they are thwarted by Ariel, who appears to the three "men of sin" as a harpy, reprimanding them for their betrayal of Prospero. Alonso, Sebastian and Antonio are deeply affected. Prospero manipulates the course of his enemies' path through the island, drawing them closer and closer to him.

 

In the conclusion, all the characters are brought together before Prospero. He forgives Alonso, neglects to mention his brother's betrayal of him, or Sebastian's attempted betrayal of Alonso, and finally uses his magic to ensure that everyone returns  saftely to Italy.

 

The Tempest is traditionally considered to be William Shakespeare's last play. Its first known performance was on November 1, 1611 at Whitehall Palace in London. It would also have been performed at the Globe Theatre and the Blackfriars Theatre.

 

It is the only one of William Shakespeare's plays in which he generally abides by the prescribed unities of classical drama. Unity of place is achieved by setting the play on a remote island and unity of time is achieved by having all the action take place within the space of a few hours, although unity of action is not precisely observed.In most of his other plays, events occur on several days and characters visit numerous settings

 

The Tempest is one of the few Shakespeare plays for which there is no definitive source for the overall narrative. However, some of the words and images in the play seem to derive from a report by William Strachey of the real-life shipwreck of the Sea Venture in 1609 on the islands of Bermuda of sailors travelling toward Virginia. Strachey's report was written in 1610; although it was not printed until 1625, it circulated widely in manuscript and Shakespeare may have taken the idea of the shipwreck and some images from it.

 

The play draws heavily from the the tradition of the Romance, which featured a fictitious narrative set far away from ordinary life. It was typically based around themes such as the supernatural, wandering, exploration and discovery. Romances were often set in coastal regions, and typically featured exotic, fantastical locations; they featured themes of transgression and redemption, loss and retrieval, exile and reunion. As a result, while The Tempest was originally listed as a comedy in the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays, subsequent editors have chosen to list it as a romance.

 

The overall form of the play is modelled heavily on traditional Italian commedia dell'arte performances, which sometimes featured a magus and his daughter, their supernatural attendants, and a number of rustics.

 

One of Gonzalo's speeches is derived from 'On Cannibals', an essay by Montaigne that praises the society of the Caribbean natives; and much of Prospero's renunciative speech is taken word for word from a speech by Medea in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

Sir William Davenant and John Dryden adapted a deeply cut version of The Tempest, "corrected" for Restoration audiences and adorned with music set by Matthew Locke, Giovanni Draghi, Pelham Humfrey, Pietro Reggio, James Hart and John Banister. Dryden's remarks, in the Preface to his opera Albion and Albanius give an indication of the struggle later 17th century critics had with the elusive masque-like character of a play that fit no preconceptions. Albion and Albinius was first conceived as a prologue to the adapted Shakespeare (in 1680), then extended into an entertainment on its own. In Dryden's view, The Tempest

"...is a tragedy mixed with opera, or a drama, written in blank verse, adorned with scenes, machines, songs, and dances, so that the fable of it is all spoken and acted by the best of the comedians... It cannot properly be called a play, because the action of it is supposed to be conducted sometimes by supernatural means, or magic; nor an opera, because the story of it is not sung." (Dryden, Preface to Albion and Albinius).

The Tempest has inspired numerous later works, including short poems such as that by Robert Browning, and the long poem The Sea and the Mirror by W. H. Auden. John Dryden and William D'Avenant adapted it for the Restoration stage, adding characters and plotlines and removing much of the play's "mythic resonance". The title of the novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley is also taken explicitly from Miranda's speech in this play:

 

The 1956 science-fiction film Forbidden Planet was inspired by the play,

 

The 1968 Star Trek episode entitled Requiem for Methuselah also was also inspired by the play.

 

A cheeky stage musical adaptation, entitled Return to the Forbidden Planet (London, 1990) successfully merged the plot of the film with more Shakespearean characters and dialogue.

 

In 1979 British filmmaker Derek Jarman delivered a visually lush screen version of the play. The 1982 film Tempest, directed by Paul Mazursky, is a comedy loosely based on the play. In the early 1980s an Australian surf rock adaptation, "Beach Blanket Tempest", was written by Dennis Watkins and Chris Harriott.

In 1991, Peter Greenaway directed Prospero's Books a film adaptation in which Prospero speaks all the lines.

In 1994 Garen Ewing wrote and illustrated a black and white comic strip adaptation.

In 1994 Tad Williams published the novel Caliban's Hour in which Caliban tracks a now-grown Miranda to her home in Italy and insists on recounting his own version of events and exacting revenge. In the 1998 version of Fantasy Island, Mr. Roarke (Malcolm McDowell), was assisted by a number of residents of the island, including a shape-shifter named Ariel and another named Cal.

The TV show Lost, appears to be influenced by The Tempest, which is also about a group of people being brought to an island in a rather mystic fashion for unknown reasons.

 

 

Cast

Alonso, King of Naples

 

Roger Feltham

Sebastian, his brother

 

Brian Hill

Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan

 

Michael Cotter

Antonio, his brother, the usurping Duke of Milan

 

Vincent Davis

Ferdinand, son to the King of Naples

 

Josh Waters

Gonzalo, an honest old councillor

 

David Boyd

Adrian, a lord

 

Greg Seckold

Trinculo, a jester

 

Marc Nell

Stephano, a drunken butler

 

Blair Woodcock

Master of the Ship

 

Martin Sanders

Boatswain

 

Matt Kay

 

 

 

Miranda, daughter to Prospero

 

Anthea Foley

 

 

 

Ariel, an airy spirit

 

David Nell

Caliban, a savage and deformed slave

 

Martin Sanders

 

 

 

Iris, rainbow messenger to the gods

 

Shannon Logan

Ceres, god of the harvest

 

Deborah Foster

Juno, queen of the gods

 

Doreen Mullen

 

 

 

Nymphs, Reapers, other spirits attending on Prospero

 

Jeremy Mutton, Erad Weston, Caitlin Bush, Kieran Milward, Kirby Medway

Crew

Director

 

Chrisjohn Hancock

Stage manager

 

Sarah Harris

ASM

 

 

Wardrobe coordinator

 

Pauline J Mullen

Wardrobe assistance

 

Jane Wilson, Margaret Bourke, Bente Hare, Lee Gray, Elizabeth Brown, Rose Hill, Goulburn Saddlery- Verner Street

Set construction

 

John Knops

Construction assistance

 

John Hartnet, Sarah Harris, Colin Simson

Scenic Artist

 

Lee Gray

Music director

 

Peter McLaren

Additional sound effects

 

Peter Miller

Sound engineer

 

Stephen White

Choreography

 

Stan Henderson

Voice coach

 

Jonathan Hardy

Lighting operator

 

Tammy

Sound operator

 

Kirsty Allen

Welding & armoury

 

William Wilson

Photographs

 

Tina Milson

Front of House

 

Colin Simson

Tickets

 

Doreen Mullen

Newsletter editor

 

Brian Hill

Prompts

 

Fiona Churchill, Lee Gray, Shela Harris

 

 

 

 

 

Cast

David Boyd – Gonzalo, friend of Prospero

Having mastered the obligatory role of the third shepherd in a nativity play, David’s supposedly more mature debut in community theatre was in Singapore in 1963 in The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter. The Straits Times critic wrote “ there was no play and there were no actors”. Undaunted, he continued in his quest for the ideal after- show party in works by Pinter, Wesker and Inge in Singapore. Returning to UK, he progressed to plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Bolt, Feydeau, Austen, Coward, Milne, Bond, Williams, Johnson, Pinero, Aristophanes and Lerner & Lowe in Maidenhead. When the family moved to Australia, he continued his mayhem in Castle Hill with productions by Pinter, Schaffer, Simpson, Cooney, Ibsen and Williamson, culminating as one of the Twelve Angry Men a decade or so ago. This is his first appearance in Goulburn and wonders if his ultimate party ambition lies here to enable him to hang up his tights with a modicum of dignity.

 

Caitlin Bush – Nymph, spirit attending on Prospero

Caitlin is an active member of the Lieder Youth Theatre Company attending after school drama classes tutored by Judith Boyd. She first performed with the Company in our community peace festival Forks’n All (a feast for peace) at St Saviour’s Cathedral and last year in Urbs Urbis presented to the Goulburn Friendship Club Christmas party, and the Lieder Christmas party as well as for the Goulburn Eisteddfod. Caitlin is providing back stage assistance to Sarah our stage manager in The Tempest, which is her first time in a mainstage production.

Michael Cotter – Prospero, the rightful duke of Milan

The Tempest is Michael’s first play with the Lieder. His past theatre activities include work with school and community theatre groups in Sydney, Perth, the New England region of NSW and in Tasmania. His previous roles include Mick in Pinter’s The Caretaker for the Armidale Players, Maloney in On Our Selection for the New England Theatre Company, Chris in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Mack in Don’s Party, and Frank in Travelling North by David Williamson for the Devonport Repertory Society. For Tasmania’s professional company Centre Stage he has performed in two one-man shows A stretch of the Imagination and The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin. His most recent work has been with Smart Arts in Mittagong in Little Shop of Horrors.

 

Vincent Davis – Antonio, Prospero’s brother

Vincent was last seen on the Lieder stage in Treasure Island last year. Other recent appearances were in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Once a Catholic directed by Judith Boyd & John Spicer’s 2001production of Hamlet. Vincent joined the Company in 1985 to perform in The Taming of the Shrew and The Rainmaker. Since then he has juggled his commitment to his family and work as drama teacher at Mulwaree High School with shows at the Lieder. 

 

Roger Feltham – Alonso, King of Naples

Roger joined the Lieder in 1989 to perform in John Spicer’s Noel Coward production of Nude with Violin and followed it up with roles in Jack and the Beanstalk, Trap for a lonely Man, Scrooge, Design for Living and Murder at the Vicarage before heading away to Canberra and beyond. His welcome return the Lieder stage is even more appreciated as he commutes from Queanbeyan to perform with us in The Tempest.

 

Anthea Foley – Miranda, Prospero’s daughter

Anthea has been performing with the Lieder since she was 7years old when she played in Peter Pan. She toured overseas with the Company in 1998 in G’Day Mate and On the Bridge, and has also performed in Antigone, Wind in the Willows, Under Milk Wood, Grimm Tales, Oliver Twist, La Dispute, Dark of the Moon, Once A Catholic, Pinocchio and Babes in the Wood. She has competed in eisteddfods in Goulburn, Sydney and Wollongong and has her own students. For the Lieder Youth Theatre she has performed in The Vision of Delight, Hot Air, attended workshops in Wollongong as part of Blow-up and taken part in the Body Slam touring project.

Deborah Foster – Ceres, god of the harvest

Its been awhile since Goulburn audiences saw Deborah on the Lieder stage. In 1976 she performed in John Spicer’s production of Twelfth Night. She has also performed Faust with the Independent Theatre and A Winter’s Tale with Cell Block Theatre in Sydney, The Hollow Crown, School for Scandal and After the Fall in Canberra, Streetcar Named Desire and The Recruiting Officer for Southern Highlands Festival Theatre and Nude with Violin and A cheap Bunch of Nice Flowers for the Company in Bowral. Deborah has directed Thieves’ Carnival and toured a one-woman show about the life of Daisy Bates. Her TV and film appearances include GP, Echo Point, Home and Away, Ginger Meggs, The Australia Break and Lillian’s Story.

Brian Hill – Sebastian, King Alonso’s brother

Brian returned to Goulburn in 2003 after a long absence living in Sydney and immediately became involved in the Company’s work assisting on the production of A Month of Sundays and Forks’n All. He is the current president on the Lieder’s Board of Management and edits our newsletters. Brian was last seen on the Lieder mainstage in Treasure Island, Inheritance and before that Babes in the Wood and Old Time Music Hall. Last October he performed in our foyer production of Fireface.

 

Matthew Kay – Boatswain

Treasure Island was Matthew’s first show on the Lieder stage last August. His knot-tying skills and natural pirate good looks have secured yet another role for him aboard a ship bound for Naples this time. If you look closely you’ll see him assisting with many of the magic tricks in our classic tale.

 

Shannon Logan – Iris, messenger to the gods

Shannon’s first appearance on the Lieder mainstage was in Away in 2004. Since then she has been involved in the Lieder as lighting operator, prompt, and Front of House staff member. Shannon is currently teaching at Goulburn High School and encourages her students to take part in our shows. Consequently there are a number in The Tempest. She has previously appeared in performances at school in the Northern Territory and while at the University of NSW.

 

Doreen Mullen – Juno, Queen of the gods

Doreen is a very active member of the Lieder Theatre Company. On stage she has performed in Dracula, Under Milkwood, Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, Skirmishes, Dark of the Moon, Grimm Tales, Gathering the Dust, G’Day Mate, On the Bridge, Oliver Twist, John Spicer’s Hamlet, Fork’s n All, Stan Henderson’s Old Time Music Hall, The Vagina Monologues, The Man Who…, The Ballad of Mary Ann Brownlow, Minefields and Miniskirts, Babes in the Wood and Inheritance. Doreen has performed in three films, The Beat Manifesto for the Australian Film and Television School, Dead Letters for Zodiac Films and most recently with Heath Ledger in Candy. Doreen prepares the Lieder tickets for each production and when not on stage she coordinates Front of House raffles.

 

Jeremy Mutton - Spirit attending on Prospero

Jeremy has been involved in Lieder Youth Theatre activities for the last few years developing his skills as a fine acrobat, stilt-walker, unicyclist, fire manipulator and juggler and performing at many local festival events around town. He has been in the last three Acrobatic Fire Shows, performed lion dancing for the Goulburn Chinese New Year celebrations helped set a world record line dancing on stilts and is in rehearsal for our major Youth Theatre project The Four Little Girls. Last year he performed in Dead One Done and Babes in the Wood.

 

Kieran Milward – spirit attending on Prospero

Kieran began attending drama classes at the Lieder in 1998 and performed in Express Yourself youth theatre festival on the street outside the Lieder in 1999. Since then he has performed in Oliver Twist, La Dispute, which toured to Tuggeranong Arts Centre, our 2000 Christmas Play and Forks’n All (a feast for peace) at St Saviour’s Cathedral. His recent Youth Theatre appearances have been in Urbs Urbis directed by Judith Boyd, setting a line dancing on stilts world record on Australia Day and manipulating fire in this year’s Acrobatic Fire Show for the Australian Blues Festival.

 

Following in his father’s footsteps David’s first major role on the Lieder stage is with his dad, Marc. He has been involved with the Youth Theatre for a number of years clowning and stilt walking at community festivals and street events including Crookwell Country Weekend and in the Lilac Time parade. This year he took part in setting the world record for line dancing on stilts and then lion dancing in Belmore Park for Goulburn’s Chinese New Year celebrations as well as performing again in the company’s Acrobatic Fire Show. David is a yr 10 student at Mulwaree High and studies drama and clarinet. His previous shows with the Lieder include Forks’n All, Oliver Twist and Ubu. 

 

Marc Nell - Trinculo             

Marc first trod the Lieder boards with his father in 1973 playing a young prince in that Scottish play directed by John Spicer.  The battle scene in the last act had him hooked. He was last on stage in our Australian drama Inheritance creating violence of a different kind. Other productions include On a Day in Summer in a Garden, Dick Whittington, Scrooge, Money and Friends, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mr A’s amazing Maze Plays, Indians, and On the Bridge, touring to Mudgee One-Act play festival. In 2003 he played in Judith Boyd’s hilarious comedy Sylvia, and in July of that year he performed in the peace festival coordinated by the Lieder at St Saviour’s Cathedral – Forks n’All (a feast for peace).

 

Martin Sanders – Caliban

Always the underdog Martin again is in his element playing the native Caliban. He was last seen on stage in Treasure Island playing a legless character but this time he’s at it in another way. Other performances at the Lieder include Shatterproof, The Ballad of Mary Brownlow, Oliver Twist, Blackrock, Babes in the Wood The Removalists, The Ballad of Mary Ann Brownlow, Forks’n All, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Pinocchio, La Dispute, Dracula and John Spicer’s production of Hamlet.

Greg Seckold - Adrian

Greg started performing in his early years as a magician with appearances in shopping malls and on children’s TV shows. A stint in the Carlingford Entertainers in the late 70s and 80s saw Greg playing romantic leads, narrators and villains (his favourite). He is currently a domestic engineer building his own house although at one time Greg was an avid go-cart racer and IT expert. His first adventure onto the Lieder stage was as a Spaniard in The Odd Couple (female version) directed by Judith Boyd last year. He has come straight from his role of another romantic in The Memory of Water to savour his first taste of the Bard at the Lieder.

 

Gosh Waters – Ferdinand, King Alonso’s son

Gosh completed a mentorship at the Lieder last year topping it off with a performance in Fireface in our Foyer theatrette in October and assisting to organise Exchange & Change - the 2nd Gathering of Regional Youth Theatre People highlighted with an Acrobatic Fire Show. So far this year he has starred in the Blue’s Festival Acrobatic fire Show, line-danced on stilts with the LYT to set a world record, lion danced for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Goulburn and assisted in teaching introductory acrobatic classes on Monday afternoons. His previous productions at the Theatre have been Away, Hating Alison Ashley, Babes in the Wood, Treasure Island, The Ballad of Mary Ann Brownlow and Inheritance.

 

Blair Woodcock – Stephano, the king’s butler

Blair moved to Goulburn in 2002 to work for the local Radio station. He joined the Lieder to perform in Judith Boyd’s production of Once a Catholic, played a mean cricket in our Christmas pantomime Pinocchio then moved to Victoria for a while before returning to Goulburn just in time to perform in Away followed by Hating Alison Ashley. Last year he played a pretty mean pirate in Treasure Island. Previously Blair studied drama at the University of Queensland, then performed for ten years around Brisbane. His many credits there include Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wolf Lullaby, and Sheerluck Holmes.

 

Erad Weston – spirit attending on Prospero

Erad is in yr 9 at Trinity and a member of the Youth Theatre Company having joined early last year to attend acrobatic classes and take part clowning and stilt walking at street theatre events around town. He learns bass guitar and drums, plays in a band and is inspired by The Offspring. This year Erad took part in the lion dancing for Goulburn’s Chinese New Year celebrations and our Acrobatic Fire Show for the Australian Blues Festival. This is his first time in a mainstage play at the Lieder.

Chrisjohn Hancock – Director

Chrisjohn has been Artistic Director of the Lieder Theatre Company since 1992. He has directed over sixty productions during that time including Inheritance, Away, Peter Pan, Steel Magnolias, Money and Friends, Dinkum Assorted, Hotel Sorrento, Wind in the Willows, Lord of the Flies, Dancing at Lughnasa, Cosi, Under Milk Wood, Blackrock, Grimm Tales, Antigone, Gathering the Dust, Summer of the 17th Doll, Oliver Twist, The Removalists, La Dispute, The Lesson, Skirmishes, Indians and Waiting for Godot. For the Lieder Youth Theatre Company he has directed, tufff..., The Happy Prince, Rolly's Grave, Hot Chips and Gravy at the Blackhole Cafe, G’Day Mate, Hot Air, The Vision of Delight, 2 Friendly for 4 Words, Dead One Done and Ubu. Earlier productions include The Eagle Has Two Heads, Caroline written by Paul Paviour for the Argyle Society, Hey You, Waterhole and Peace in the Street for the Mustardseed Project, Under the Mask and The Little Prince for Coco Youth Theatre, WA, Nuclear Split for the NT Theatre in Education Team and Zigger Zagger and The Fantasticks for Territory North Theatre Company, NT. The Tempest is his first full scale Shakespearian production although he has performed in it in Darwin with Browns Mart Theatre Co and played in Romeo & Juliet directed by John Spicer at the Lieder in 1982.

 

Peter McLaren – Musical Director/composer

Peter is an instrumental tutor in guitar and bass guitar with the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium of Music. He is also an examiner in guitar and bass guitar for the AMEB’s Contemporary Popular Music Course. His first show with the Lieder was the 1978 production of Dark of the Moon directed by John Spicer, and has continued his involvement with the Company as musical director and musical contributor to Treasure Island, Catherine, Scrooge, Wind in the Willows, Golden Valley, Humpty Dumpty, Dark of the Moon (2000) Forks n’All (a feast for peace), The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Babes in the Wood. He regularly assists with sourcing sound effects and creating and recording soundscapes for Lieder productions. Last year he was seen onstage in Inheritance and performing before our Goulburn Court House audiences for The Ballad of Mary Ann Brownlow

 

Stan Henderson -  Choreographer

Stan began ballet training with Misha Burlakov in Sydney, further studying with Valentin Zeglovsky and Leon Kellaway. He graduated to Principal Dancer with the Australian Ballet Company and in 1949 travelled overseas to dance in Buenos Aires then to Paris performing with Les Ballets Monmartre. From there he joined the F.J.B. Theatre as choreographer and principal dancer resident for three years. He continued training in London with George Goncharov, directing the London production of Yes We Have No Pyjamas, which ran for twelve months. Stan completed drama training with the Guildhall in London, then taught at Hampshire School of Speech and Drama and Pinelands College. Returning to Australia in 1956 he opened a theatre school in the Southern Highlands. Stan directed a vast number of plays and musicals, and worked with opera students at the Canberra School of Music. He has been involved in Film and Television productions of Ginger Meggs, Pharlap, Bodyline and Army Wives and has choreographed for A Country Practice.  Most recently at the Lieder Stan has choreographed Dinkum Assorted, Dancing at Lughnasa and directed Humpty Dumpy, The Farndale Murder Mystery, A Month of Sundays and Old Time Music Hall and Blithe Spirit.

 

Jonathan Hardy – voice coach

Pauline J Mullen

Pauline joined the Lieder in 1992 to stage manage Peter Pan and has been an integral part of the Company on and off stage ever since Pauline provides essential production and wardrobe support to all the plays and performance events staged by the Company. Her performances include roles in The Odd Couple (female version), Inheritance, The Ballad of Mary Ann Brownlow, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Minefields and Miniskirts, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Habeas Corpus, The Removalists, La Dispute, Hamlet, Oliver Twist, Wind in the Willows, Dancing at Lughnasa, Under Milk Wood, Blackrock, Gathering the Dust, Dark of the Moon, On the Bridge, The Vagina Monologues, On a Day in Summer in a Garden, Out of the Frying Pan, Forks’n All and The Man Who. She has been the Lieder’s wardrobe coordinator since 2001.

 

Sarah Harris - Stage manager

Sarah has made a welcome return to the Lieder for the Tempest having stepped back from her involvement for a few years. Last year she worked on our audience development project Follow the Lieder as an ambassador and is assisting to coordinate the next stage of that project this year. Sarah became involved in the Lieder during the late 1980s and over ten years took on roles on the Board of Management, in production, front of house, wardrobe and on stage including touring with the Company to the Czech Republic and the UK in 1998. Her on stage appearances include Under Milk Wood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Lesson, Gathering the Dust, Too Many Cooks, I Propose and On a Day in Summer in a Garden.