This pub garden set version is inspired in that, for such a farcical piece, the surroundings lend themselves superbly to comings, goings and en route costume changes.
In the intimate setting of the Hope Theatre, I feel this is a staging of a classic Shakespeare play that the bard would thoroughly have approved of. From interweaving through the audience, deftly creating a wealth of characters and dropping out of character to comic effect, this was an impressive and incredibly entertaining show.
Not only can Shakespeare be considered to be England’s greatest playwright, he is probably the most prolific when it comes to performances of his work. The plays are amazingly flexible in the many ways they can be stage and the latest production of “The Tempest” at The Hope Theatre by the Thick as Thieves Production company is a lovely case in point.