19:00, Thu 24th – Sat 26th October 2019 at Howard Theatre, Downing College
Michaelmas Week 2
Hell is empty and all the devils are here. A ship is coming. A storm has been conjured, and nothing is what it seems.
This production of The Tempest foregrounds its treatment of abuse and subjugation, examining the importance of forgiveness to the stories of Caliban, Miranda, Ariel and Prospero, who each must come to terms with its difficulty.
It is particularly important to us that queer and BME-coded characters are represented by queer and BME actors, as their experiences and agency should be at the forefront of the play, and that we evoke the spectacle and grandeur of larger, earlier stagings, but through the emotion of the actors rather than the extravagance of our setpieces and practical effects, as this is where we feel the depth and strength of the story lies and it is an unexplored area.
Join us on the strange isle, where what’s past is prologue…