The Tempest
    By William Shakespeare

    19:30, Wed 21st – Fri 23rd June 2006 at Queens' Cloister Court
    14:00, Thu 22nd June 2006 at Queens' Cloister Court
    14:00, Sat 24th June 2006 at Queens' Cloister Court
    Easter May Week

    On a small island in the Adriatic, the exiled wizard Prospero exacts a magical revenge on his enemies that has been eleven years in the planning. Join fools, fairies and princes for BATS’ fifty-ninth May Week Shakespeare play.

    In a setting not too distant from Whitehall Palace, where James I watched the first performance in 1611, we bring ‘The Tempest’ to Cambridge. Sit outside in the sunshine for a production that marries the conventions of Jacobean theatre with modern technology to present Shakespeare’s valedictory play; part comedy, part wistful musing on life, love and power.


    Alonso, King of Naples
    Prospero, true Duke of Milan
    Antonio, usurping Duke of Milan
    Gonzalo, an honest old counsellor
    Caliban, a savage and deformed slave
    Trinculo, a jester
    Stephano, a drunken butler
    Ariel, an airy spirit

    Production Team

    Technical Director
    Costumes –
    Creator –
    Assistant Director
    Stage Manager