Produced by Otway Country to Coast Tourism Association and Regional Development Victoria, Shakespeare in the Otways: 2017 Spring Trilogy will feature three of the most-loved and celebrated of William Shakespeare’s works.
We are very excited that the Cape Otway Lightstation – Australia’s oldest working lighthouse, will host the second performance in the series – fittingly, a performance of the enigmatic fantasy The Tempest on 4 November. Presented by Sly Rat Theatre Company, this production will combine the spectacle of ballet, the tragedy of opera, the delight of clowns and stunning visual effects, redefining what an outdoor Shakespeare event can be. The audience will be seated in the natural amphitheatre on the grounds in front of the Lighthouse, creating a unique and captivating experience.
Also in the series and performed first in the trilogy will be the comedic classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 21 October, 2017 which will be set against the majestic rainforest setting of The Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, and Romeo & Juliet, staged amongst the vines at Otway Estate on November 18 as the third and final performance.
Tickets can be purchased from $40.00 by visiting shakespeareintheotways.com, with additional discounts available if tickets to all three performances are purchased as a series.
This opportunity has been made possible by Regional Development Victoria and has been actively supported by the Colac Otway Shire and Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism.