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One Night Stand | Shakespeare Series (2018)

Directed by Damien Ryan

May 19, 2018 to July 7, 2018

New for 2018, Sport For Jove is opening its Education Season productions for General Public audiences; 'One Night Stand'... one Saturday evening performance at both the Seymour Centre and Riverside Theatre in Parramatta, of some of Sport For Jove's most exciting and detailed productions of William Shakespeare's most iconic plays. Sport For Jove's education productions contain all the theatricality and originality audiences have come to expect with our reputation for re-imagining Shakespeare’s classics, entertaining audiences from students to teachers alike, and we're excited to give a better opportunity for more people to experience these wonderful plays for themselves.


Directed by Damien Ryan and Priscilla Jackman

After a thrilling and captivating run in 2017, Sport For Jove’s exceptional 100 minute production of The Tempest returns to the stage. One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Tempest is a symphonic vision of forgiveness, discovery and self-discovery – famous for its language, context, enchanting characters and breathtaking theatricality, a reflection of the world’s most famous playwright at the height of his powers and at the end of his remarkable career. This tempest is not only in Prospero – the storm lies in the contradictions and ambiguities the story throws up about freedom and slavery, civilisation and barbarism, legacy and letting go, lust and chastity, youth and age, revenge and forgiveness. The sea is a place of transformation but also represents the capriciousness of nature, chaos or fate. The sea is our greatest metaphor for discovery.


Directed by Damien Ryan

A brand new production from Damien Ryan in 2018, bringing the full force of his acclaimed theatricality and invention to a brand new vision of Shakespeare’s astonishing classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 100 minutes of pure theatrical magic.

In the heat of the shortest night of the year, young lovers and work-a-day dreamers plunge into a world between sleep and waking, where “everything seems double”. One of Shakespeare’s truly essential works, ‘Dream’, like every fairy-story, warns us that family, love and friendship are fragile – when parents are selfish, their children break the rules; when love rears its head, friendships are forgotten; and that’s just the mortal world.


Directed by Damien Ryan

Sport for Jove’s thrilling 100-minute Macbeth is back after playing to thousands in 2015 and 2016. Shakespeare’s most immersive and haunting play tells of the murderous ascent to greatness of a husband and wife who believe they can control time and destiny. Sport for Jove’s critically acclaimed Macbeth is an ecstatic vision of what love and ambition can do to people, a must-see.

Director's Note

(No director's note available for this production)

Production Reviews

Production Gallery

  • Amy Usherwood | Ensemble

  • Christopher Tomkinson | Prospero 

(The Tempest)

  • Claudia Ware | Ensemble

  • Drew Livingston | Ensemble

  • Elijah Williams | Ensemble

  • Francesca Savige | Ensemble

  • James Lugton | Ensemble

  • Kirsty Marillier | Ensemble

  • Megan Drury | Ensemble

  • Michael Cullen | Ensemble

  • Samantha Young | Ensemble

  • Scott Sheridan | Ensemble

  • Thom Blake | Fleance / Macduff Boy 


  • Damien Ryan | Director

  • Emma Paterson | Assistant Stage Manager

  • Francesca Savige | Assistant Director

  • Jeremy Page | Production Manager

  • Julian Boggs | Sound Designer

  • Matt Cox | Lighting Designer

  • Paisley Williams | Stage Manager

  • Renata Beslik | Costume Designer 

(The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream)

  • Sallyanne Facer | Costume Designer 


  • Scott Witt | Fight / Movement Director

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