ZACT have performed Shakespeare at Cloudehill for many years. Last summer, we had sell-out audiences for a superb 'MACBETH'. This year, prepare for magic and intrigue, revenge and romance, comedy and song all played out in the glorious surrounds of Cloudehill Gardens.
Prepare to be spellbound as OZACT presents THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare's timeless tale of magic, mystery and mayhem, played out in the green theatre at Cloudehill Gardens.
As Prospero raises his staff and summons the spirits of the sky, a mighty tempest forms. The quarreling survivors of a terrible shipwreck washed up on a lonely shore are confronted by this strange and embittered enchanter, his beautiful daughter, and their strange associates, heralding a journey of dramatic adventure, swirling passions, confrontations and reconciliations.
The play is superbly matched by the spectacular setting at Cloudehill Gardens, renowned as Australia’s finest by serious garden lovers. Inspired by the great Renaissance gardens of Europe and the famous arts and crafts gardens of England, Cloudehill, is divided into twenty unique garden environments or "garden rooms", in the Renaissance fashion. On the gentle sloped lawns of its "Green Theatre, surrounded by perennial borders with their strong colour schemes right in flower, the dramatic forests on one side and exhilarating views to the mountains, audiences are in for a treat.
Relax and enjoy the acclaimed creativity and high performance standards of Australia’s leading outdoor Shakespeare company, OZACT. “Experiencing Shakespeare in the surrounds of one of Victoria’s most spectacular gardens has a distinctive sensual and social appeal", said OZACT Artistic Director Bruce Widdop. He invites audiences bring along a cushion, a picnic dinner with wine and someone you love, or a whole group of people you love and become enthralled in one of Shakespeare's most celebrated plays. The Tempest, promises an evening to remember!