As part of her resumed post-show talk series, Mates founder Terri Paddock will chair a discussion at Wildcard Theatre’s radical reimagining of Shakespeare classic The Tempest at the Pleasance Theatre on Tuesday 22 March 2022. Time to get booking!
Wildcard, the company behind the award-winning Edinburgh hit Electrolyte, apply their signature gig-theatre style to Shakespeare’s final play for an immersive treat with Tempest at London’s Pleasance Theatre.
Banished to a mystical island with nothing but their magical books, Prospero waits in isolation for twelve long years. Consumed by a desire for revenge, they forge a new life with their daughter Miranda, slave Caliban and servant-spirit, Ariel.
Using Ariel, and all his qualities, Prospero conducts a terrible storm to shipwreck their enemies, stranding them in Prospero’s new kingdom.
Divided, lost and confused, the group find themselves at the mercy of twisted vengeance. But will Prospero’s bitterness destroy them, or will humanity prevail?
Underscored by live music, featuring newly composed songs, as well as Shakespearean originals, this adrenaline-fuelled reimagining brings a fresh perspective to a timeless classic.
Adapted and directed by James Meteyard and performed by a cast of nine actor-musicians – Alexander Bean, Tashinga Bepete, Ruby Crepin-Glynne, Eleanor House, Kate Littlewood, Rob Meteyard, Loren O’Dair, Ben Simon and Gigi Zahir – with a detailed sound design that immerses the audience in a rich audio world, this is Shakespeare like you have never experienced it before.
Following the 7.30pm performance on Tuesday 22 March 2022, I’ll talk to Tempest cast and creatives about tackling the bard anew. Any questions? Join us!