AIM Dramatic Arts students storm Western Sydney

The Australian Institute of Music’s Dramatic Arts department (AIM Dramatic Arts) tour of STORM IN A TEACUP: THE TEMPEST & TWELFTH NIGHT to three Western Sydney performing arts venues.

Directed by Jo Turner (The Tempest) and Peta Downes (Twelfth Night), designed by Megan Venhoek, with lighting design by Martin Kinnane and sound design by Nate Edmondson, the show includes two one-hour adaptations of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies in a visual and physical exploration of love, power and disguise, which will showcase nineteen final year Bachelor of Performance students.

Director of Twelfth Night and Head of Dramatic Arts, Peta Downes says “Bachelor of Performance graduates know how to perform, collaborate and produce their own work, which makes them professionally ready and immediately employable. This production has enabled our final year students to work on an adaptation of a classic text for a specific community (high school students) with an experienced theatre-making team, and work towards a touring that performance as both creators and performers”.

STORM IN A TEACUP: THE TEMPEST & TWELFTH NIGHT will be performed in a short season at the Pilgrim Theatre in Sydney’s CBD from 20th-22nd April, before touring to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith on the 26th, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on the 27th and Bankstown Arts Centre on the 28th April.

AIM Dramatic Arts offers students and teachers FREE admission for all performances at the Pilgrim Theatre, while general admission for this venue is $15.

Admission is FREE to all Western Sydney venues.  Tickets are limited for each performance and bookings are essential.



Online at

Pilgrim Theatre
262 Pitt Street, Sydney
Wednesday 20th April, 8.00pm
Thursday 21st April, 11am & 8.00pm
Friday 22nd April, 11am & 8.00pm

Students and Teachers Free Admission

General Admission $15


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
597 High Street, Penrith
Tuesday 26th April, 10.30am

Casula Powerhouse Theatre
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula
Wednesday 27th April, 10.30am

Bankstown Arts Centre
5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Thursday 28th April, 10.30am

Free admission for all Western Sydney venues but bookings are essential.



For more information please contact:
Jacqui Bonner, Jacqui Bonner Marketing + Management
0411 473 198

For images visit:


About AIM Dramatic Arts

AIM’s Bachelor of Performance offers a unique tertiary education for those aspiring to be actors, creators and producers in the performing arts industry. Students are given practical industry-level training and experience in all three areas during the two-year intensive training program, which empowers students to form professional partnerships with each other as well as other arts organisations, making industry connections within the performing arts community prior to graduation through a professional placement.

Further Information: or (02) 92195412