Summer 2016 (Ended)
The year is 1850, twelve years since Prospero, the former Duke of Milan and steampunk inventor extraordinaire, was exiled to a far-off island by his treacherous brother. Now the fates have aligned, bringing Prospero’s enemies within the reach of his magic, and the time is nigh to conjure up a tempest, summon old foes, and settle old scores.
But even the best-laid plans can run adrift of unforeseen consequences, and soon Prospero’s plan, his control over the island, and even his own daughter are under threat.
Can Prospero hold true to his designs, abate a sea of competing claims to the island, and reclaim his dukedom?
On the 400th anniversary of his death, Some Kind of Theatre is proud to present Shakespeare's final play, relocating it in the alternative historical world of Victorian steampunk to reflect on its extant themes of colonialism and political struggle. The text is brought to life with a blend of intimate staging, innovative direction, and new music by composer David Paton to delight Shakespeare fans and new audiences alike.
"This is an excellent performance" ★★★★ EdFringe Review
"The acting is absolutely stellar." TV BOMB
"a worthy production, and a welcome beachhead for Shakespeare in the Free Fringe"
CAST & CREW
Ariel - Calum Moore
Miranda - Imogen Reiter
Prospero/Antonio - Danielle Farrow
Prospero/Antonio - Christopher Paddon
Caliban - Izzy Hourihane
Ferdinand - Felix Maxwell
Alonso - Vharri Lavery
Sebastian - Jamie Gould
Trinculo - Daniel Orejon
Stephano - Charlie Angelo
Set Painter - Imogen Reiter & Nina MacPherson
Set Design - Sarah Whillier, Emily Ingram, & Christopher Paddon
Sound Design - Martin Rowbottom
Tech Team - Boris Kostadinov & Rob Younger
Costumes - Ellie Finch & Lorna Rowe
Movement & Fight Choreographer - Chris Honey
Music - David Paton
Stage Manager - Christopher Paddon
Publicity Design - Aliza Razell of Ummatiddle
Producer - Susan Kidd
Assistant Director - Charlie Angelo
Director & Script Abridgement - Emily Ingram