Cast & Creatives

Fiona Perry - DIRECTOR

Fiona is the Head of Faculty Drama & Dance, and is widely regarded for her work in the performing arts as a teacher, director, poet and playwright. Fiona's training and inspiration has seen many of her students successfully audition and graduate from the best acting schools in Australia. Famous names include Kurt Phelan, Harriet Dyer, Nathin Butler and Remy Hii who starred in 'Crazy Rich Asians' and is currently in 'Spider Man Return to Home'.

Jenni Ansic - COSTUMES

As the creative force behind the spectacular costuming in The Tempest, Jenni Ansic is well known for her design and creation skills, having costumed many productions both for Townsville Grammar School and local theatre companies.  The costuming for The Tempest is eclectic, referencing the catwalk of Gucci, the Elizabethans and the ancient books of the Arcana. Mythical creatures abound and there are mermaids, griffins, unicorns, centaurs and demons with elaborate masks that will entrance a family audience.

Jacinda Laing - CHOREOGRAPHY

Jacinda is the choreographer and creative mind behind the dance and movement elements of The Tempest. Miss Jacinda is a Secondary Dance Teacher at Townsville Grammar School, as well as the Year Level Coordinator for Year 8. Jacinda's creative direction sees the dancers reflect the contemporary twist of this Shakespearean fantasy.

Sam Blanch - DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

The musical component of The Tempest is superbly led by Townsville Grammar School's Director of Music, Sam Blanch.  An exceptionally talented and passionate educator, Sam has a rich depth of experience in performance and education both within Australia and overseas.  Sam has been invited to perform in Vienna for the Salon Razumovsky, and has conducted choirs in both the Washington National Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. He has led music tours to the United States, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Laurie Page - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Laurie's creative talents are well utilised as Assistant Director of The Tempest.  As a Drama Teacher and House Master by day, Laurie is an actor, comedian, director and producer outside of school. His energy, wit and performance experience has been of great support to the students as they develop into their roles and embrace the Shakespearean characters.

Kate Hamill - MUSIC

Kate is a well known face at Townsville Grammar Music, as a Curriculum Music Teacher and Director of our Mezzo Choir and Big Band. Kate is conducting the Big Band for The Tempest, setting the tone and atmosphere for the production.

Introducing - ARIEL  
Actor - Tin Pham, Year 12

Ariel is the wild spirit of the air.  He is a powerful, shapeshifting, sarcastic magical spirit who is too clever for his own good. Ariel was once imprisoned in a pine tree by a witch, and was set free by Prospero. He is now bound to serve Prospero as his servant, using his magic to harness air, wind, water and fire to assist Prospero achieve his revenge.  "Full fathom five thy father lies; of his bones are coral made."

 

Introducing - PROSPERO
Actor - Lewis Warrington, Year 12

Robbed of his high Dukedom by his evil sister and a cowardly King, Prospero and his young daughter were cast upon the high seas in a rotting boat to die. We meet him, shipwrecked on an island, consumed with dreams of revenge, learning the art of magic to regain what he has lost.
"My high charms work. They now are in my power."

Introducing - MIRANDA
Actor - Macey Bennett, Year 11

Even though she has been stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere with her mood father, Prospero, Miranda is patient, brave, graceful and noble.
"Your tale, Sir, would cure deafness."

Introducing - PRINCE FERDINAND
Actor - Oscar Dohnalek, Year 12

A prince, shipwrecked on their island by a freak tempest, Ferdinand wanders the island despairing that his father has drowned. He encounters and captivates Miranda and charms Prospero, only to discover that his father is the King who betrayed them. "Hell is empty and all the devils are here."

Introducing KING ALONSO
Actor - Sean Karlsbakk, Year 11

Rich and powerful, King Alonso is unfortunately a poor judge of character, surrounding himself with villains. He loves his son, Prince Ferdinand, but what will happen when Ferdinand and Miranda discover the truth...that he was responsible for banishing Miranda and her father, Prospero, all those years ago?

Introducing ANTONIA
Actor - Sarah Hultgren, Year 11

Evil, scheming, narcissistic and manipulative, Antonia is Prospero's sister. Desperate to become Queen, Antonia joined forces with King Alonso to banish Prospero and Miranda. They meet once again after many years, with Prospero consumed by thoughts of revenge.
"My strong imagination sees a crown."

Introducing SEBASTIAN
Actor - Ben Cocklin, Year 12

King Alonso's brother, Sebastian has a dangerous habit of stabbing people in the back. When he's in good humour, he is witty; however, when he is not, he is nasty. Sebastian is Antonia's lapdog and she wants to be Queen.  "There's meaning in your snores."

Introducing CALIBAN
Actor - Patrick Hill, Year 12

A witch who had escaped persecution, gave birth on the island to a child that was half human, half dragon. Caliban owned the island until Prospero and Miranda arrived...he has since been their resentful servant.  "This thing of darkness, I acknowledge mine."

Introducing STEPHANA
Actor -  Lauren Fisher, Year 11

Stephana is the boisterous and often drunk ship's cook. She dreams greedily of ruling the island. To this end, she makes its original inhabitant, Caliban, intoxicated and believes she is a God. She plots with Trinculo to kill Prospero. "She has a tongue with a tang."

Introducing TRINCULO
Actor - Lachlan Carey, Year 11

Trinculo is the King's Jester and a clown. He is on board when the King's ship runs into the mighty Tempest, created by Prospero. He and his low life friend, Stephana, stash all of the drink they can find and jump overboard. They wash up on the magic island and make mischief.  '"I have been in such a pickle."

ABC NQ Radio Interview with Fiona Perry - Head of Faculty Drama & Dance

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