Gratefully supported by 

 sisataopenairtheatre@gmail.com

Tel: 07900 460596

SISATA was created out of our passion for Shakespeare, making theatre accessible and the Swanage Amphitheatre. Starting out with just a week's run at this spectacular site 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. 

Adapting to each location, we bring classic stories to life and enable audiences to be a part of storytelling that is enthralling and stimulating; enabling audiences to be immersed in the worlds we inhabit.

SISATA’s mission is to bring engaging and interactive performances of classic stories accessibly to modern audiences, highlighting the timeless issues that are presented. 

In 2019 SISATA brings it's first completely new production on the classic theme of wanderlust:

FERAL

A new Gypsy-Folk musical drama by award-winning playwright John Foster, director Charmaine K Parkin and developed alongside singer-songwriter Hui Hue and harpist Caolan Walpot.

Exploring racism, community, the gypsy experience and the conflict between logic and intuition, this compelling one-woman show follows the story of eighteen-year-old Simone as she is gripped by a magnetic and overwhelming wanderlust.

Forced by powerful and disturbing impulses to abandon her family and travel in the open, Simone runs away from home and ventures into the wilds of the Dorset landscape.

Living rough and stealing money and food to survive, Simone weaves an erratic trail, moving across the contours of the land and meeting an ensemble of characters - some supportive, others antagonistic and even threatening. But her luck cannot hold forever and the police are soon in pursuit, along with her past.

A collaboration between SISATA and Bournemouth based Doppelganger Productions.

Created in partnership with the Lighthouse, Poole and Bournemouth University.

2019 Tour 

 MAY 

27th, 28th & 29th
Plymouth

JUNE

2nd
Wimborne
8th
New Milton
9th
14th
30th
Caversham Court Gardens

JULY 

4th & 5th
7th 
Lewes Castle
14th & 15th
Swanage Amphitheatre
Prince Albert Gardens
2.30pm daily

More dates and ticket information to come

             Previous Shows and reviews

2018
Frankenstein

2017 

The Argus 5* review
Othello

2016

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

            Audience highlights

‘Brilliant, Gripping, Good Pace’ 5*

'True to the Book' 5*

'Lovely West Country Accents' 5*

'The Acting and Music' 4*

'The Message' 4*

2015 

 

2014

2013

2013

2012

Testimonials: 

 ‘We came to your performance this afternoon (I was your letter reader!) and we loved it. We are both ex-English teachers who have taught the play many times and we were thrilled and amused in equal measure. Michael Dray's adaptation is excellent and your performances were both modern and funny. You handled the verse-speaking so naturalistically. 

We hope you go from strength to strength and we will take every opportunity to watch you.’ 

Crispin Read Wilson

Elizabeth Clarke

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'Thanks for such a good show in Swanage on Sunday. It really was something special, an absolute delight (as well as a complete surprise)'.

Peter & Sally

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‘Absolutely quality show! Glad we came.’

Stu Watts

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‘What a fabulous show. Thank you for making our afternoon so memorable. Wonderful at Swanage Amphitheatre.’

Kate Taylor

'The show was brilliant and funny and very well acted.’

Lucy and Martha (both 9 years old)

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'I was amazed by the Amphitheatre; Dorset's very own Minnack in Swanage! I will definitely want to come again to that venue but particularly if this company is performing. They were lively and great to watch, and they made the whole show fun. A recommended afternoon out for the family!'

Sally, mum

  Part of this years Sting in the Tale Festival 

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