South Hill Park
Music Composed by George Jennings
Set Design by Victoria Spearing
Lighting Design by Alan Valentine
Costume Design by Anne Thomson
Hell is empty and all the devils are here – Ariel
A crash of waves. A ship torn in two. A family broken. Set sail into the mysterious and magical world of The Tempest with South Hill Park’s retelling of Shakespeare’s famous last play.
Banished from Milan by her ambitious sister, Antonio, Prospero rules a remote island. As time passes her desire for revenge and justice slowly grows. When Prospero learns that her sister is sailing near her desolate home, the vengeful sister, with the help of her servant Ariel, conjures a deadly storm.
The fate of the shipwrecked souls now rests in the sorceress's hands, but will she manipulate the castaways to deal out her version of justice, or learn to forgive those that have wronged her?
This fantastical adaptation reunites Joe Malyan (director) with Victoria Spearing (award-winning set designer) after their triumphant South Hill Park productions of Macbeth (2019) and Romeo and Juliet (2018) and features an original score by composer George Jennings
The Tempest is a story of love, magic, revenge and forgiveness that promises to bewitch audiences both new and well versed to the Bard.