Shakespeare IN The Park
Little Seed Theatre Company is returning to tradition, bringing Shakespeare to a glorious setting that allows the audience to immerse themselves in the clever and witty writing of this literary genius, as Jolene Ogle discovers.
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Forget surround sound and state-of-the-art lighting, Shakespeare was meant to be enjoyed in the sunshine with chirping birds, a lush backdrop and the natural surround sound of the Noosa Botanical Gardens amphitheatre.
Little Seed Theatre Company is back for their fourth performance of Shakespeare in the Park and as founder Johanna Wallace says, the amphitheatre is the perfect setting with performers eager to take to this natural stage each year.
“The sun sets over the lake as we finish and the setting is really just so perfect for Shakespeare, which was written to be performed in similar settings,” she says.
“Audience members are welcome to bring a picnic and lose themselves in the dual romance of both the venue and the production, complete with the original live music.”
In 2017, Little Seed Theatre Company’s performance of Romeo and Juliet won them the Anywhere Festival’s award for Best New Work; followed by A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2018; and then The Tempest in 2019.
This year, audiences will enjoy Twelfth Night, the romantic comedy peppered with mistaken identity, live music and true love. The picturesque backdrop of Lake Macdonald paired with the stunning amphitheatre makes this a must-see show, especially if you are yet to set foot in a formal theatre.