This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ is for voices, period instruments and magic lantern.

L to R: John Banister, Thomas Linley, John C Smith, Michael Nyman,
Charlie Barber, John Weldon, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell

Featuring British music from the baroque period alongside works by contemporary composers, the performance also explores the play’s themes of magic and theatrical illusion through music, visual art and magic lantern.

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With music by Henry Purcell, Matthew Locke, Thomas Linley, Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber, the performance concentrates on atmosphere rather than narrative although Ariel’s songs will be featured.

Musicians include countertenor Matthew Venner (Orlando Consort), violists Sam Stadlen (Fretwork) and Ibi Aziz (Rose Consort of Viols) and harpsichordist Jane Chapman performing with an ensemble also featuring baroque oboe, sackbut and violone.

The performance lasts 60 minutes (without interval) and is continuous.


Wed 04.05.16      MALVERN Theatres
Sat   07.05.16       HOLYHEAD Ucheldre Centre
Fri   08.07.16        YORK Early Music Festival
Tue 08.11.16       OXFORD Holywell Music Room
Wed 09.11.16      BATH  Spa University
Thu  10.11.16      CARDIFF Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Fri   11.11.16       LIVERPOOL Hope University, Capstone Theatre
Sat   12.11.16      SWANSEA Taliesin



This project has been financially supported by:

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Partners for the production:

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