19:00, Sun 26th November 2023 at Christ's New Court Theatre
19:00, Sun 3rd December 2023 at Festival Theatral de Coye-la-Foret, Chantilly, France
14:00, Tue 5th December 2023 at De Koelisse, Leuven, Belgium
19:00, Tue 5th December 2023 at De Koelisse, Leuven, Belgium
09:00, Mon 11th December 2023 at Gymnase de Burier, Montreux, Switzerland
13:30, Mon 11th December 2023 at Gymnase de Burier, Montreux, Switzerland
19:00, Tue 12th December 2023 at Terracotta Theatre, Konstanz, Germany
19:00, Wed 13th December 2023 at Gymnasium Lerbermatt, Bern, Switzerland
14:00, Thu 14th December 2023 at Gymnasium Lerbermatt, Bern, Switzerland
19:00, Sat 16th December 2023 at Hiberniaschool, Antwerp, Belgium
19:45, Tue 16th – Sat 20th January 2024 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 20th January 2024 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 8 to Lent Week 0
Following the success of last year's Hamlet, ETG is back for 2023 with a production of The Tempest.
A tale of power, magic, betrayal, love, and redemption, The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and bewitching comedies. This enchanting story follows Prospero, a powerful sorcerer who was wrongfully stripped of her title and exiled to a remote island. With the help of spirits and monsters, Prospero conjures a tempest that brings her enemies to the island’s shores. As the storms of revenge fasten their grip, lovers embrace, fools plot murder, and Prospero holds the fate of all in her hands.
Our interpretation of this classic text invites the audience to re-imagine Prospero as a tortured artist, painting a tale of romance, political intrigue, and revenge through her magic. We see the world through Prospero’s eyes as she distorts reality to manipulate both the audience and the characters in the story. This production evokes expressionist art in both costume and set, reflecting how Prospero has subjectively moulded the spectacle, full of colour, music, and dance, that unfolds before us.
Founded in 1957 by a group of students including Derek Jacobi and Trevor Nunn, ETG is an all-student theatre company that tours Europe with a Shakespeare play at the start of the Christmas holidays every year. Last year’s tour went to Antwerp, Leuven, Tübingen, Konstanz, Bern, and London, before coming to Cambridge for a run at the ADC Theatre in January. Previous tours have also gone to Austria, Czechia, France, Hungary, and Italy.
The company is typically made up of 20 to 30 people who tour with lighting and sound equipment, costumes, and set by coach. Venues tend to include school and university theatres and professional theatres, but there have previously been performances in churches and even oversized bread ovens too.
It is still early days, so this year's dates and venues are yet to be confirmed.
If you have any questions about ETG 2023, please get in touch with the Tour Manager, Jacob Gaskell, at email@example.com.