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SLY RAT THEATRE CO. presents William Shakespeare’s



SLY RAT THEATRE CO. brings the magic of Shakespeare

to the Otway Lighthouse this Summer!

4th of November, 2017




Sly Rat Theatre Co. is excited to announce that it is headin’ to the Otways in 2017 for their production of Shakespeare’s enigmatic fantasy, THE TEMPEST!


Following the blockbuster success of the ‘Shakespeare on the Maribyrnong River Festival’, the SLY RAT circus is rolling down to the windswept southern coast of Victoria for the first ever outdoor event at the Cape Otway Lighthouse!


 Sly Rat Theatre Co. are pullin’ out all the stops to bring the folks in the Otways a vision of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST they’ll never forget.


The arch-scientist, Prospero, lives in exile on a desolate island with his cloistered daughter, Miranda. The vengeful spirit, Ariel, awaits his every command. The monster, Caliban stalks the shores waiting for the moment he might exact revenge on his ruthless, brooding master. One fated afternoon, tall masts loom on the horizon – the royal fleet of Alonso, the King of Milan, and Prospero’s duplicitous sister, Antonio are on their way. A tempest rumbles over the island’s secret, turquoise bays. Judgement is coming. The future is about to written!  


Starring a hurricane of Melbourne’s finest independent performers: Brendan Ewing as Prospero, last seen wowing crowds in Black Swan Theatre’s The Eisteddfod (2017), is up against Seton Pollock as the monstrous Caliban. Todd Levi, star of the Seven Network’s Wanted, returns to the stage as the mysterious Monolith. Craig Cremin as the powerful spirit, Ariel, following up his stunning turn in MTC’s hit, Jasper Jones (2016). They are joined by our villains Katharine Innes and Katie Lee, The King, Letitia Sutherland, and her entourage of Victoria Haslam and Xanthe Gunner. Enter Katherine Moss and Tara Haughton as our two clowns. Jo Davey is Miranda and introducing Masashi Shimamoto as the love-struck Ferdinand.


Sly Rat Theatre cranks up the volume to bring you ‘The Bard’ at his most bombastic, accessible, and rock and roll!


Sly Rat Theatre Co.’s artistic directors – Alan Chambers and Andy Harmsen – have concocted a spectacular and utterly unique vision for THE TEMPEST in 2017. Inspired by science-fiction classics such as The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Planet of the Apes, Sly Rat brings the spectacle of ballet, the tragedy of opera, the delight of clowns, and stunning visual effects to the Otway’s Lighthouse. THE TEMPEST will re-define what an outdoor Shakespeare event can be!



Tickets are available through and the show is suitable for all ages.

SLY RAT THEATRE CO. encourages VCE students studying the works of William Shakespeare to attend.


Food and beverages are available.



November 4, 2017 @ 6:30PM



Cape Otway Lightstation

Otway Lighthouse Rd, Cape Otway VIC 3233



Adult: $40.00

Child: $25.00


Tickets available at



Brendan Ewing, Craig Cremin, Katherine Moss, Tara Haughton, Masashi Shimamoto, Seton Pollock, Katharine Innes, Letitia Sutherland, Todd Levi, Victoria Haslam, Jo Davey, Xanthe Gunner, Ethan Back, Texus Kent, Guy Oteri, Katie Lee, Ty Holdsworth, Tysseley Sirene, Nick Sumner Wright, Sweeney Preston.