PERFORMANCE & DRAMA WORKSHOP
FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Half-Day Performance & Drama Workshop: The Tempest
Children immerse themselves in the play’s magical world
through drama workshop activities such as:
improvisation, movement, song and puppetry.
Your school hall or classroom is transformed into the enchanted island.
Children become actors and audience.
Ariel, enslaved by the wicked witch Sycorax, is forced to accompany her to remote tropical island. When Ariel refuses to perform the witch’s evil magic, Sycorax imprisons her in a pine tree where she remains imprisoned for many years, during which time Sycorax dies leaving only her son Caliban on the island. Ariel, filling the air with her groans and cries, longs to escape her prison and to fly free in the sky.
One day, a powerful magic magician called Prospero, lands on the island with his young daughter, Miranda. Prospero frees Ariel who gratefully agrees to serve him. For 12 years, Prospero and Ariel work together creating wonderful magic on the island until, quite by chance, a large ship, carrying Prospero’s enemies, sails near to the island. Ariel helps Prospero create a violent sea storm causing the ship to flounder and Prospero’s enemies are washed ashore.
Following Prospero’s command, Ariel wreaks Prospero’s revenge on his enemies by appearing as a terrifying Harpy, which causes the men to repent of their evil toward Prospero. Happy and reconciled with these men from his past, Prospero releases Ariel to full liberty.