19:30, Wed 2nd – Thu 3rd March 2016 at Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio
Lent Week 7
CALIBAN starts where Shakespeare's The Tempest ends. As Prospero and Miranda leave the island, Ariel and Caliban are left alone in each other’s company for the first time. As they contemplate life without their master, they must learn new things about their island and work together to build the future.
In this original play by Cambridge playwright Rani Drew, the Caribbean island regains its confidence once the colonisers have departed. What was seen as evil by the invaders is simply the island’s pristine state. Its natural resources, its flora and fauna and its myths of gods and spirits reveal the rich social and animistic beliefs of the people. The lessons of colonial oppression are many for the islanders, as they prepare to move into another period of their history.
This is a script in hand performance.