Date：22 April - 2 May 2004
Venue：The Substation | Guinness Theatre••••••••••
In the winds of Destiny, not the purest of spirits nor the most wretched of sinners will be spared. The Tempest casts all adrift, and lingering perdition shall soon befall one after another.
Come see The Theatre Practice’s first production of the season. Austrian director, Martina Winkel, and puppeteer, Tan Beng Tian, join hands in this fantastical rendition of Shakespeare’s classic – The Tempest.
“This production's great strength is in the sheer sense of magic that pervades every moment. From the faint but constant soundscape by Helge Hinteregger to the shadow pictures that flit across the back wall, the theatre fairly tingles with an electric sense of possibility. Rather than watching the characters stumble their way through various bits of sorcery as is usually the case, we share the same magical space that they inhabit … There are plays that engage your brain and plays that engage your heart. I always thought of THE TEMPEST as being in the former category, but The Theatre Practice has shown that this play has a great big heart beating beneath its intellectual surface.”
Art originates from life. Theatre is like a mirror that reflects the people and happenings in life from a different perspective, encouraging us to look within ourselves and to observe the ways of others.
Kuo Jian Hong | Artistic Director