Studio Theatre, Ashley Road Salisbury

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The Tempest – July 2009

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Derek Jones & Richard Clarke
Dates: July 23rd, 24th, 25th & 29th, 30th, 31st & 1st August
Venue: Leaden Hall School – Click Here to view a map – or visit their website
Tickets: £10 & £8 cons
Time: Gates open 6.30pm for picnics – Performance starts 7.30pm

King Alonso and his entourage sail home after attending his daughter Claribel’s wedding. They encounter a violent storm, or Tempest. Everyone jumps overboard and are washed ashore on a strange island inhabited by the magician Prospero who has deliberately conjured up the storm. Prospero is in fact the rightful Duke who had been put to sea to die with his young daughter Miranda by his brother, Antonio who was in league with King Alonso.

Prospero and Miranda live in a cave on the island which is also inhabited by Ariel, a sprite who carries out the bidding of Prospero, and the ugly, half human Caliban. Caliban deeply resents Prospero as he believes that he is the rightful ruler of the island. He plots with Stephano and Trinculo to murder Prospero. Miranda and Ferdinand fall deeply in love. Ariel rebukes King Alonso for his previous plotting against Prospero. More plots against Prospero are developed but they fail thanks to his magic. The play ends with all offenders repenting, even Caliban. Prospero regains his dukedom, Ariel calms the Tempest and everyone, except Caliban, leaves the island.

Studio has performed the Tempest twice before in 1973 & 1985

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Cast List

Island Inhabitants    
Prospero   Alistair Faulkner 
Miranda   Jessica Richardson
Ariel   Roz Skinner
Caliban   Mike Rogers
Kings Party    
King Alonso   Peter Mitchell
Sebastian   George Goulding
Antonio   James Coughlan
Gonzalo   Peter Kelly
Ferdinand   Nich Angell
Francisco   Simon Jagoe
Trinculo   Stewart Taylor
Stephano   Richard Clarke
Ships Captain   George Fleming
Spirits   Jennifer Ridler
    Anna Denman
    Catherine Hawkins
Stage Manager    Ruth Clarke
ASMs   Cath Angell
    Debbie Rose
    Nikki Shepherd
Lighting/Sound   Chris Angell
Assisted By   Ron Seaman 
    Monty Evans
Costume   Anna Lomax
Props   George Fleming