The Tempest by William Shakespeare at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre
Produced by the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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The women of SQCC present a gripping fantastic tale of betrayal, revenge, justice, imprisonment, restitution, and mercy in Australia's first production of a Shakespeare play by incarcerated women.

In popular tradition, if not in fact, The Tempest is often thought of as Shakespeare's final play. It is in many ways about saying farewell. Prospero, a deposed Duke and a powerful wizard, wracked with a desire for justice and revenge against his brother and former ally, marshals all his supernatural forces to wreak havoc on them. Seeing the power of love through the awakening of his daughter, who remembers no human companion other than him, Prospero comes to find freedom in mercy, seasoning justice. He says farewell to his art, his grudges, his island prison, his powers, as he knows he will one day have to say farewell to life itself.

The cast chose this play because of its mystery, its music and magic, its broad and charming comedy, its tenderness, and its insight. Their performance promises all the energy, comedy, romance, and passion that this masterpiece deserves.

Each performance will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and morning/afternoon tea.


  • Date: Saturday 18th May 2019
  • Times: 10am and 2pm
  • Tickets: $35
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Bookings: Via Eventbrite - click BOOK TICKETS ONLINE below

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Please note:

Please provide details on all attendees while making your ticket purchase in order to provide a list of venue visitors to the Department of Corrective Services.

Online bookings for these performances closes on Wednesday the 1st of May 2019.

You must bring current photo ID and a completed Security Form 27a in order to gain entry to the venue.

Arrival time is minimum one hour prior to performance to allow for security processing.

The performance may be filmed or photographed for media release. By purchasing your ticket, you are agreeing to potential filming during the event. If you have any issues or questions about this, please contact before purchasing your ticket.

Venue Details

Southern Queensland Correctional Centre
Spring Creek QLD 4343

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