Starting life at the inspirational Swanage Ampitheatre, SISATA was born from a love of Shakespeare and a longing to make theatre accessible to all.
Starting with just a week's run at the spectacular venue in the Prince Albert Gardens in 2012, we have since grown, and our annual show now tours to various locations and theatres across the south of England and beyond.
Adapting to each venue, we bring classic stories to life and enable audiences to be a part of enthralling and stimulating storytelling, allowing them to be immersed in the worlds we inhabit.
SISATA's mission is to bring engaging and interactive performances of classic stories - making them accessible to modern audiences and highlighting the timeless issues that are always present and relevant.
Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K
Musical Direction by Alastair Simpson
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Lighthouse, Poole, Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth University.
A great storm is coming to the Isle of Portland, bringing trouble to its shores. Prospero’s spells wash ashore the ghosts of his past, triggering strange magical consequences for Portlanders; Miranda, Ariel and Caliban.
The human lust for power and control have become toxic, causing devastating pollution, endangering lives and the future of the land itself. Can the tempest crisis unite them to live and love and work together with nature to battle the inevitable tide of climate change? Will love win the day?
This SISATA production draws from experiences of climate change and the power of nature through our work with coastal communities on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The project will culminate in an original site-responsive promenade play cycle of three dynamic and nature-connected pieces that are inspired by the original Shakespearean text and will be performed on the Isle of Portland as part of the b-Side festival. These three plays in a cycle are being written, co-created and performed by diverse groups of local community performers, led by a team of professional writers and SISATA.