The Tempest archiveProspero, Duke of Milan, his dukedom usurped by his brother Antonio, is put to sea with his daughter Miranda and some magical books smuggled in by his loyal councillor Gonzalo. The sea casts them up on an island where Prospero, exercising his magical powers, makes a home for himself and Miranda. One day a great storm, which Prospero has conjured, breaks up a passing ship and delivers to him the members of his usurping court. Treacherous brother, fellow conspirators and old friend alike come under Prospero's spell. Shakespeare's last play. Gone is the island, the sea, the storm, the shipwreck. In its place are Prospero’s darker art of mental manipulation, induced hallucinations, true love and a journey to redemption - all taking place in a factory set in Norfolk Broads. In this modern production of The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic is relocated into a derelict factory, an ex strip joint situated in the imaginary grasslands of Norfolk Broads, where Prospero, festering with the pains of his brother’s betrayal, has fled with his young daughter. For twelve years Prospero has been developing his methods of revenge, based on the manipulation of the human mind. Now the hapless royal family has arrived and his plans are underway. Melding the text with the space, the derelict factory - complete with labyrinthine passageways and empty lift shafts - will become a manifestation of Prospero’s inner turmoil . The audience will be taken on a journey through the space, experiencing the factory with the characters as they are led to the action hidden within the different rooms.


Simon Connolly, Richard Crawley, Staten Eliot, Marina Koem, Poppy Roe, Trevor Sellers, Paul Thompson


Author: Shakespeare
Producer: Jessica Beck
Director: Emma Serlin
Design: Takis
Sound: Sam Lerner
Lighting: Jonathan Samuels
Music: James Jones
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The Tempest

The Tempest (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01065695508. Details of all The Tempest archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5212

Archive Listings

2 Nov 05
20 Nov 05
Hobbs Factory
Outer London
Greater London

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