A new production of The Tempest from the critically acclaimed This is My Theatre company deems to give “an education in how to make Shakespeare relevant again” (Binge Fringe 2019) is coming to the Kenton on Thursday 23 April.
This is My Theatre’s production combines classical language with live music and choral sea shanties to bring this tale of revenge, love and forgiveness to life.
The Tempest tells the story of Prospero using magic to conjure a storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck, including the King of Naples and Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master, but is thwarted by Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel. The King’s young son Ferdinand, thought to be dead, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Their celebrations are cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reveals his identity as the usurped Duke of Milan. The families are reunited and all conflict is resolved. Prospero grants Ariel his freedom and prepares to leave the island.
To book tickets for the 7.30pm show go to https://kentontheatre.co.uk/event/the-tempest/