Tickets: Salisbury Tourist Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1EJ Phone: 01722 342860
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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|King Alonso||Peter Mitchell|
|Ships Captain||George Fleming|
|Stage Manager||Ruth Clarke|
|Assisted By||Ron Seaman|