The Betrayal Season (2019)

Directed by Damien Ryan

March 6, 2019 to June 8, 2019

Betray your senses with five great classics of theatre. In 2019 Sport for Jove are presenting evening performances of their Education Season for everyone to enjoy at the Seymour Centre. Sport for Jove’s education productions contain all the theatricality and originality you have come to expect in tight and exciting shows that illuminate the text. Big discounts when book for 3 or more plays!

OTHELLO
This innovative new production combines Sport for Jove’s trademark textual clarity and storytelling with a powerful cast and design. On a remote military base in an occupied country, a trusted soldier will work away at the certainty of his commander like an irresistible tide. Venice and Cyprus become the battlefields upon which family, love, community, trust, ambition and jealousy are put under the severest trial. Don’t miss Shakespeare’s most relentless drama as a live thriller.

THE TEMPEST
One of Shakespeare’s truly original and most personal plays, The Tempest is a symphonic vision of forgiveness, discovery and self-discovery. Famous for its language, context, enchanting characters and breathtaking theatricality, this play represents the world’s most famous playwright at the height of his powers and at the end of his remarkable career. Returning after a triumphant season in 2018, this production of The Tempest will deeply engage audiences and change their perception of Shakespeare forever.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
“…a pound of flesh…nearest his heart…so says the bond…”

The Merchant of Venice is a story with themes Shakespeare couldn’t resist: an unfathomable sadness in a man’s heart, the mysterious terrors of the ocean, hate crime and religious intolerance, money and our willingness to gamble with our lives. Together with some of Shakespeare’s most extraordinary characters, including the Jewish moneylender Shylock, this comedy delivers so much more than laughs.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Honest, funny, moving, magical and full of invention, Sport for Jove’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream enlivens one of Shakespeare’s most sophisticated plays.

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 warns us that family, love and friendship are fragile.

Director's Note

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Cast
Crew
  • Abe Mitchell | Antonio - The Tempest | Demetrius / Flute - Dream

  • Adele Querol | Desdemona - Othello

  • Aileen Huynh | Nerissa / Selanio / Ensemble - The Merchant of Venice

  • Amy Usherwood | Emilia - Othello | Sebastia - The Tempest | Titania/Hippolyta - Dream

  • Anna Williamson | Fairy - Dream

  • Anthony Gooley | Duke/Roderigo - Othello

  • Berynn Schwerdt | Gonzalo / Trinculo - The Tempest | Oberon / Theseus - Dream

  • Brittanie Shipway | Bianca/Senator - Othello

  • Bryden White-Tuohey | Lancelot / Salerio / Aragon - The Merchant of Venice

  • Cat Dibley | Hermia / Fairy - Dream

  • Christopher Tomkinson | Prospero - The Tempest

  • Claudia Ware | Miranda - The Tempest | Quince / Fairy - Dream

  • Damien Ryan | Iago - Othello

  • Damon Manns | Bassanio - The Merchant of Venice | Puck - Dream

  • Elijah Williams | Calinan / Ferdinand - The Tempest

  • Emma Paterson | Ensemble - Othello

  • Felix Johnson | Gratiano

  • Francesca Savige | Alonsa - The Tempest | Titania/Hippolyta - Dream

  • George Banders | Stephano / Boatswain - The Tempest | Bottom - Dream

  • Jerome Meyer | Cassio - Othello | Lysander/Starveling - Dream

  • Jessica Serio | Ensemble - The Tempest

  • John Turnbull | Antonio - The Merchant of Venice

  • Justin Amankwah | Lorenzo / Duke / Prince of Monaco

  • Mandela Mathia | Othello - Othello

  • Matilda Ridgway | Portia - The Merchant of Venice

  • Nicholas Papademetriou | Brabantio/Montano/Lodovico - Othello

  • Pip Dracakis | Jessica - The Merchant of Venice

  • Samantha Young | Helena / Snug - Dream

  • Sophia Bryant | Ensemble - Othello

  • Wendy Strehlow | Shylock - The Merchant of Venice

  • Alexander Lee-Rekers | Sound Designer - Othello

  • Anna Williamson | Assistant Stage Manager - Dream

  • Bryden White-Tuohey | Assistant Stage Manager - The Merchant of Venice

  • Casey Norton | Stage Manager - The Tempest & A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Chloe Stafford | Lighting Designer - The Merchant of Venice

  • Damien Ryan | Director

  • Emma Paterson | Stage Manager - Othello & The Merchant of Venice

  • Emma White | Production Design Assistant - The Tempest

  • Emma White | Assistant Production Designer - The Tempest & Dream

  • Ester Karuso-Thurn | Production Designer - The Merchant of Venice

  • Felix Johnson | Production Manager - The Merchant of Venice

  • Francesca Savige | Assistant Director - Othello, The Tempest & Dream

  • James Brown | Sound Designer - The Merchant of Venice

  • Jessica Serio | Assistant Stage Manager - The Tempest

  • Jonathan Hindmarsh | Design Consultant - Othello

  • Martin Kinnane | Lighting Designer - Othello

  • Megan Drury | Assistant Director - The Merchant of Venice

  • Samantha Young | Assistant Director - The Tempest

  • Thomas Pidd | Production Manager - Othello & Dream

  • Veronique Bennett | Lighting Designer - The Tempest & Dream

  • Zara Thompson | Stage Manager - Othello