A frightening storm at sea threatens to sink a ship onto a remote magical island.
Prospero, the magician-ruler of this island and the rightful Duke of Milan has created the storm to take revenge on its passengers: his usurping brother Antonio and co-conspirator Alonso, Duke of Naples and his family.
Using his magical powers and fairy-spirit Ariel, Prospero subjects the shipwrecked passengers to a series of bewildering experiences on his island which lead to the repentence of Alonso, the romantic meeting of his son Ferdinand with Prospero’s daughter Miranda and hilarious comic turns by Alonso’s Jester and Butler and Prospero’s slave, Caliban.
The Tempest Performance & Workshop Programme
Two Day Performance & Workshop
The two days will take students through plot and setting. They will meet all the characters, explore the theme of revenge and explore some of the beautiful poetry of the play.
One Day Performance & Workshop
An abridged version of the above workshop can be fitted into one day if necessary, tailor made to your requirements and follow up materials can be provided for you to finish the play in class.
For schools outside the Furness Peninsular, Cumbria, there is an additional surcharge to cover fuel costs: this will only be enough to cover our travel costs at the current rates
Theatre Performance with Puppetry sets the scene with extracts from the first two scenes of the play.
Opening with the storm at sea, your students are immediately immersed into the dramatic struggle of the sailors and crew to survive the storm
Students enter into the action through drama workshop meeting the main characters.
Through improvisation & lines from the play, students become the different characters, discovering get their personalities & language
Flourish Actor, Julie Jackson, guides students through a series of drama activities as they take on roles as the shipwrecked passengers.
Their imaginative journey takes them through the story to various places on the island where they meet its inhabitants
& explore some of the action of the play.
Prospero begins the action in this second part as students discover how his desire for revenge directs the action of the play.
Students explore their own experiences of betrayal, revenge and reconciliation using improvisation.
Opportunities to explore some of Ariel and Caliban's poetry using voice, sound and movement.
Live Theatre Performance
St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary