Promotional image of The Tempest/Hag-Seed Symposium for Seymour Centres Arts Education Program depicting a group of players gathered around a symbol projected onto the floor.
Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present

The Tempest/Hag-Seed
Symposium

6 - 7 Jun 2024

"…be not afeard, the isle is full of noises…"

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, the play is 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.

Sport for Jove will unpick the play with students through live performance and analysis, and direct contrast and comparison with Margaret Atwood's Hag-seed in this unmissable performance symposium.

Image credit: Seiya Taguchi

Students were buzzing with the performance and analysis. Their understanding of The Tempest and it's conversation with Hag-Seed has been further developed.
Teacher Survey Respondent

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposiums offers students a powerful theatrical experience of major scenes and characters from key HSC texts and plays, coupled with analysis and curriculum-based insights into how they work.

Tickets
$33 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for the March Symposium is due by 7 Feb 2024. Full payment for the June Symposiums is due by 25 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 12:

Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6 Preliminary English and Drama.
Stage 6 HSC English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations.

Workshops
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Join University of Sydney Student Ambassadors for a free tour of the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Students will get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions they have about the tertiary experience. Tours are usually one hour in length, and highlight popular sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, and the Abercrombie. A thirty-minute presentation can also be included as well as a visit to the Chau Chuk Wing Museum.*

Please book online or email schools.outreach@sydney.edu.au for more information.

*Visiting the Chau Chuk Wing Museum will increase the duration of the tour and may incur a fee. The minimum booking period is 3 weeks with a 72-hour cancellation period. Campus tours are not available during University semester breaks. 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here.

York Theatre

Wed 20 Mar 11am
Thu 6 Jun 10:30am
Fri 7 Jun 1:30pm

150 minutes (including 15 minute interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast. 

School Student $33
Teacher $33*
General Public $33

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Subsidised tickets for all 2024 Sport for Jove Arts Education shows are available to low ICSEA and regional schools through Sport for Jove’s Universal Access Program.  

To confirm your school’s eligibility and express interest in accessing subsidised tickets, please contact Sport for Jove directly at 02 8970 1921, or info@sportforjove.com.au.*

*Subsidised ticket eligibility is determined directly by Sport for Jove, and not Seymour Centre. We kindly ask that you please only contact Sport for Jove directly at the above contacts regarding subsidy eligibility, or with any questions that you may have, and not the Seymour Centre Box Office.

Contains haze smoke. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

York Theatre

Wed 20 Mar 11am
Thu 6 Jun 10:30am
Fri 7 Jun 1:30pm

150 minutes (including 15 minute interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast. 

School Student $33
Teacher $33*
General Public $33

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Subsidised tickets for all 2024 Sport for Jove Arts Education shows are available to low ICSEA and regional schools through Sport for Jove’s Universal Access Program.  

To confirm your school’s eligibility and express interest in accessing subsidised tickets, please contact Sport for Jove directly at 02 8970 1921, or info@sportforjove.com.au.*

*Subsidised ticket eligibility is determined directly by Sport for Jove, and not Seymour Centre. We kindly ask that you please only contact Sport for Jove directly at the above contacts regarding subsidy eligibility, or with any questions that you may have, and not the Seymour Centre Box Office.

Contains haze smoke. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

Sport for Jove’s HSC Performance Symposiums offers students a powerful theatrical experience of major scenes and characters from key HSC texts and plays, coupled with analysis and curriculum-based insights into how they work.

Tickets
$33 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $33 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for the March Symposium is due by 7 Feb 2024. Full payment for the June Symposiums is due by 25 Apr 2024.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 12:

Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6 Preliminary English and Drama.
Stage 6 HSC English Advanced Module A: Textual Conversations.

Workshops
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Join University of Sydney Student Ambassadors for a free tour of the Camperdown/Darlington campus. Students will get an inside look at Australia’s oldest university and receive the answers to any questions they have about the tertiary experience. Tours are usually one hour in length, and highlight popular sites including the Quadrangle, Great Hall, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, and the Abercrombie. A thirty-minute presentation can also be included as well as a visit to the Chau Chuk Wing Museum.*

Please book online or email schools.outreach@sydney.edu.au for more information.

*Visiting the Chau Chuk Wing Museum will increase the duration of the tour and may incur a fee. The minimum booking period is 3 weeks with a 72-hour cancellation period. Campus tours are not available during University semester breaks. 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here.

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