The debut production of THE THIRD BEAUTY is a world-first spectacular revisioning of Shakespeare's great female characters, performed in the gothic wonderland of the Spring Hill Reservoir from October 5 for 3 weeks only. 

Staged by critically acclaimed, Brisbane independent theatre company, THE CURATORS, this late night pop-up theatre extravaganza is a promenade, Shakespeare mashup where Ophelia runs amuck, Lady Macbeth goes head to head with Juliet, Queen Margaret and Gertrude out-queen each other, Rosalind hosts a dating game show between Viola and Olivia, Portia shoots from the hip, Titania turns Helena and Hermia into faerie slaves, Cleopatra reigns supreme and The Witches run rampant.

This bold new work, adapted and directed by internationally trained, local director, Michael Beh, uses the language of Shakespeare's women to reimagine some of the greatest characters ever performed on the world stage. The Nurse, Katherine, Beatrice, Miranda, Desdemona and Tamara round out this hurly burly of action. And the audience are right in the middle of it, following the characters through the labrinthian, gothic space of the Spring Hill Reservoir.

Featuring veteran of the Australian stage and screen, Warwick Comber, and two of Brisbane's most exciting emerging artists, Patrick Shearer and Andrew Fraser, Gloriana is brought back to life to honour women and celebrate the feminine within. 

Join THE CURATORS and step back into the shadows of the exotic world of the Jacobean theatre, where we play with the memories of light, aroma, period costuming and live music to fuse the past and the present.

THE THIRD BEAUTY is an UNDERGROUND SHAKESPEARE DOUBLE BILL production with heartBeast's JULIUS CAESAR

Unfortunately due to the heritage nature of the venue, their is no wheelchair access. 


CAST & CREATIVES

Blue Mage

Warwick Comber

Gold Mage

Andrew Fraser

Pink Mage

Patrick Shearer

Angel

Gene Banyard

Angel

Laura Bissell

Angel

Cullen Trotter

 


 

Director & Script Adapter

Michael Beh

Production Designer

Michael Beh

Costume Co-Designer & Realiser

Jan Mandrusiak

Sound Designer

Peter Crees

Stage Manager

Reanne Duffy

Artistic Associate

Helen Strube

Web Design & Ticketing

Peter Crees

Videographer

Calum Johnston

Photographer

Leesa Dexter

Lighting Rigger

Jason Harding

 


 

We would like to thank to following theatre makers for their participation in our Creative Development process:

Assistant Director

Aidan Rowlingson

Assistant Stage Manager

Chelsea O'Brien

Dramaturgical Adviser

Victoria Bladen

 

Thanks:

heartBeast Management Team, Magda Community Artz, House of Priscilla, Behind the Scenes, Penny Everingham, Joseph Burns.,

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