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 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 2018 SISATA returns to a novel adaptation with our most innovative production to date:

FRANKENSTEIN

A free modern re-imagining

Angel rising…

Slowly, painfully, out of the fusion of rabid light and impenetrable darkness, Angel emerges, alien and alienated.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is radically reimagined in a freeform modern interpretation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication. The new play embraces the themes of the human ideal of perfection, psychosexual identity and the politics of gender and transgenderism. 

Witness the civilian response to the untamed violence of Angel, the disaffected outlander, whose elemental presence is like a force of nature.

This innovative contemporary reworking of Frankenstein is a collaboration between SISATA and Offie-nominated BAFTA award-winning playwright, John Foster. 

Created with Support from the Arts Council England, Shelley Theatre and the Shelley Frankenstein Festival and in partnership with the Lighthouse, Poole.

Frankenstein

2018 Tour 

 MAY 

18th & 19th

 Bournemouth

22nd
Lyme Regis
28th, 29th & 30th
Plymouth

JUNE

3rd
Wimborne
11th
Caversham Court Gardens
15th
16th
17th
Rottingdean Terraces
21st, 22nd & 23rd

Clapham, London

JULY 

8th 
Lewes Castle
19th
21st 
Poole
25th, 26th, 27th & 28th

More dates and ticket information to come

             Previous Shows and reviews

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