Faculty of Education and Arts

2012 Graduating Actors Company

The Kitchen

Play by Arnold Wesker
Directed by Justin Martin
Costume Design - Adrienne Chisholm
Lighting Design - Joseph Mercurio
Set Design - Adam (Gus) Powers

Sir Arnold Wesker (1932 - ) is a British dramatist known for his contributions to world drama. He is the author of 50 plays, 4 volumes of short stories, 2 volumes of essays, a book on journalism, a children's book, extensive journalism, poetry and other assorted writings.

His plays have been translated into 17 languages and performed worldwide. His inspiration for The Kitchen came when he was working at the Bell Hotel in Norwich, which was later made into a film. (source: Wikipedia)


The Tempest

Play by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kim Durban
Musical Direction - Dave Barclay 
Costume Design - Melanie Liertz
Lighting Design - Bronwyn Pringle
Set Design - Adam (Gus) Powers

Believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand. (source: Wikipedia)