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We are a not-for profit community theatre group based in Cairns,  Australia.  Tropical Arts engages with and celebrates diversity in our community through the medium of theatre.

Tropical Arts is extending our recent season at Tanks Arts Centre with a tour of HAMLET to Atherton this Saturday 30th October and the following Saturday to the Clink Theatre in Port Douglas. Bookings for matinee and evening performances at 2pm and 7.30pm are available through trybooking.

HAMLET – Tropical Arts On Tour

HAMLET set in the modern world of corporate power explores the tragic aftermath of betrayal.

Tropical Arts is making the first bold move to bring our creative work to our region with HAMLET – Tropical Arts on Tour. This is a not to be missed opportunity for a taste of the Shakespeare at the Tanks 2021 HAMLET & the Climate Emergency produced by Tropical Arts in partnership with Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Regional Council. HAMLET – Tropical Arts on Tour performances have been adapted to suit our venues, the Silo Theatre in Atherton and Clink Theatre Port Douglas.

A dynamic, condensed adaptation of Hamlet is interwoven with an ominous Climate Emergency in Tropical Arts’ Shakespeare at the Tanks 2021 production.  With a large, diverse cast HAMLET & the Climate Emergency fuses theatre, dance, and music with powerful digital landscapes. The classic tale transforms into a poignant, contemporary vision that speaks to dilemmas of our generation. HAMLET & the Climate Emergency, set in the modern world of corporate power, explores the tragic aftermath of betrayal. 

Tropical Arts in partnership with Tanks Arts Centre and ARC Disability Services presents the 13th Shakespeare at the Tanks production, “HAMLET & the Climate Emergency”.

Tropical Arts’ Shakespeare at the Tanks 2021,

“HAMLET & the Climate Emergency”.

We would like to invite you to Tropical Arts’ Shakespeare at the Tanks 2021 production of “HAMLET & the Climate Emergency”. With two performances only starting at 7pm,  Friday 22 October and Saturday 23 October at Tank 3, Tanks Arts Centre, tickets are available to purchase now via Ticketlink .

Welcome to Country will be performed by Minjil at 6.30pm followed by brief opening speeches to open our 13th Annual Shakespeare at the Tanks production on the Friday, 22 October.

Opening alongside our performance, we are privileged to have the Hamlet and the Climate Emergency Environmental Art Pop-up Exhibition in Tank 3.  The artists, including Susan Bishop, Andrea Collison, Victoria Park, Tanya Chapman and Kate Hunter, recently involved in The Call of the Running Tide at Port Douglas, have generously contributed works to the exhibition.

ACT LOCALLY THINK GLOBALLY!  If you can’t attend in person  LIVESTREAM HERE .  The livestream will also be available from Tropical Arts on Facebook  on Saturday 23 October 2021 from 7pm. 

Please share this invitation with your networks, we would like everyone to have the opportunity to experience our unique performance.  We greatly appreciate your support so that we can continue to create inclusive, community theatre.

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Description automatically generatedThis project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. .

Let’s Stay COVID Safe: Please do not attend Tropical Arts performances if you have cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath. If you feel unwell during the performance immediately inform our Front of House ushers or Stage Manager. You can help by following social distancing and hand hygiene guidelines.

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Proudly supported by Cairns Regional Council

Tropical Arts Association 2020 Shakespeare at the Tanks 2021 “HAMLET & the Climate Emergency” would not have been possible but for the generous In-Kind contribution made by Cairns Regional Council, and a 3 year Resource and Production agreement which has given us stability in this challenging time and allowed us to continue to offer Shakespeare at the Tanks in future.

Hamlet and the Climate Emergency Environmental Art Pop-up Exhibition at Tank 3

22 & 23 October 2021
Artists work featured:

Andrea Collisson (Oak Beach) – The Catch, 2021 (Installation)
Tanya Chapman (Cairns) – Shifting Seas, 2021 (Installation)
Victoria Park (Daintree) – Alien Landscape (Maquette), 2021 (Sculpture)
Kate Hunter (Cairns) – Irresponsibly Sourced, 2021 – ((Installation)
Susan Bishop (Cairns) – Consequences, 2021 (Installation)

(Ashley exhibited his work in the recent Creative Generation student exhibition at Tanks)
Ashley Barkes (Cairns) – 2050, 2021 (Wearable art and photographs)

(Tanya Chapman, Shifting Seas 2021)

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(Andrea Collisson, The Catch, 2021)

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