The Betrayal Season
Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre

The Betrayal Season

6 Mar - 8 Jun

Love all, trust a few, do wrong by none

 

Betray your senses with five great classics of theatre. Sport for Jove is presenting evening performances of their Education Season for everyone to enjoy. Sport for Jove’s education productions contain all the theatricality and originality audiences have come to expect with their reputation for re-imagining classic plays, in tight and exciting productions.

 

This season features productions of The Crucible, Othello, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

See them all and save.

 

Photo by Marnya Rothe

THE CRUCIBLE | 6-9 Mar

The Crucible

6, 8 & 9 Mar at 6.30pm

This production of The Crucible played to rave reviews, sold out audiences and standing ovations in 2014 and 2015. Now coming to the Seymour Centre with an exceptional cast who will turn the heat up on these famous characters in a story that means as much to us today as it did in the era of McCarthyism.

 

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OTHELLO | 13 Apr

Othello

13 Apr at 7pm

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.

 

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THE TEMPEST | 3-11 May

The Tempest

3, 4 & 11 May at 6.30pm

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.

 

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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE | 22-25 May

The Merchant of Venice

22, 24 & 25 May at 7pm

“…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.

 

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | 7-8 Jun

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7 & 8 Jun at 7pm

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.

 

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