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The Tempest - CTC 2015

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

The Tempest - CTC 2015

Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes (Includes 20 Minute Interval)

by William Shakespeare

28 Feb - 14 Mar in the Studio at 7.45pm | Matinees: Sunday 1 & Saturday 7 & 14 March at 2.45pm

Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:45 performance on Fri, 13th Mar. Free to ticket holders.

When the usurped Duke of Milan and his daughter, Miranda, are cast out to sea to face certain death, the jealous instigator of this plot little reckons on the fate that awaits him.

This tale of revenge and reconciliation, love and hate, comedy and near tragedy, captures its audience as well as the characters on stage with the magic and wonder of Prospero’s island and some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful verse.

Audience Reactions:

"Just got back from seeing the Tempest. What an absolute belter of a show. An extremely strong cast, terrific use of music and lighting, and an otherworldly feel on the whole. Well done to all involved, and enjoy the rest of the run!" T.D.

"The theatre was really intimate and suited the performance. I took my son who is studying The Tempest at school and he found it really helpful to see the show live. It was great to be so close to the actors and to be talked to by them. The story came across clearly and everything flowed so the time went quickly which does not always happen when you watch Shakespeare. The actor playing Prospero was excellent. We also liked the comedy characters." Anon

"Brilliant performance of The Tempest tonight. Thank you Liz, cast and crew for entertaining the boys and I. "The thing with Shakespeare is it's long but the thing about that, is that tonight it didn't matter,"" T.C.

Director Liz Plumpton

Set Design Michaela Butler


Ariel - David Harvey
Stephano - Oliver Davis
Alonso - Les Stringer
Antonio - Juliette Haines
Gonzalo - Pat Dixon
Sebastian - Tom Inman
Miranda - Grace Hussey-Burd
Prospero - Peter M. Smith
Caliban - Joe Palmer
Ferdinand - Andy Elkington
Adrian - James Lewis
Trinculo - Gemma Aston

Production Team

Production Assistant - Wanda Raven
Stage Managers - Jo Phillips and Alan Bull
Lighting Design - James Booth assisted by Kevin Middleton
Sound Design - Roger Cunningham assisted by David Griffiths
Costume - Pat Brown, Vera Dean, Brenda Marshall
Properties - Nick Shelton
Make-up Design - Charlotte Lutwyche, UCB
Choreography - Jo Thackwray
Lighting Operators - James Booth, Kevin Middleton
Sound Operators - Roger Cunningham, Simon Killarney, David Griffiths
Music for Ariel’s songs composed by Sheila MacRory
Set Construction - Michaela Butler, Ina Krombholz


Sheila MacRory - Musical Director and Flute
Francis Mallon - Mandola
Dave Rodgers - Guitar
Bill Barry - Bass Guitar
David Griffiths - Melodeon
Charles Fulford - Percussion

Tickets: £11 | £10 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £6.00

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