The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for The Tempest, Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece.
“My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.”
12 years ago, Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his brother washes up on a distant and mystical island with his baby daughter, Miranda. A place where his magical powers reign supreme and the only inhabitants of the island, the sprite Ariel and brutish Caliban, answer his every command. In this strange new kingdom he is left to brood.
“Be not afeared; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”
Now his enemies, his brother Antonio, who supplanted him as Duke, and Alonso, King of Naples, whilst sailing home are blown, by fortune, off course towards him. Prospero raises a tempestuous storm to shipwreck them. Scattered across the island the boat’s passengers are tested and tormented as they are magically drawn towards their fate. Left to plot his revenge for years Prospero finally has the chance to exact it. But will he? This play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love, Shakespeare’s late, great gem, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive.
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on’
One of the traditions of the summer season at Charleston, spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this magical and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s finest works. Bring a picnic and be entertained by the talented ‘Lord Chamberlain’s Men’. Performed in the open air by an all-male cast with Elizabethan costume, music and dance, this is one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Book early to avoid missing out!
Tea, Cake and Fizz available