Fri 15-Sat 16 May
This Last Tempest is a visual spectacle that immerses you in atmospheric sound. It begins where Shakespeare left off: Ariel and Caliban are left alone on the enchanted island, as Prospero’s ship sails over the horizon and out of view….
In the hours that follow, the magician’s former servants, the “savage” and the “airy spirit” are free to tell their unheard versions of the story. They use the magic of the words their master taught them to conjure-up their own brave new world, where spirits and monsters are people and inanimate things are alive. They perform a tempest and, as the wild waves roar around them, they begin again together.
Part theatre, part gig, this radical take on The Tempest is for both those who know Shakespeare well and audiences new to the play.
I am trembling, every inch of me vibrating, with how much I love this show. -Deliq. Maddy Costa
…hypnotic performances and writing that has a rhythm of Shakespeare but an air of modernity, create an atmospheric and a magical evening. – Liverpool50 Blog
Amazing creation for all the senses. Stunning effects. Beautifully spoken. Exciting and moving. Atmospheric. Thank you. – Audience Member
Uninvited Guests are Paul Clarke, Richard Dufty and Jessica Hoffmann. They create entertaining and provocative performance that combines high-tech with low tech, the visceral with the virtual.
Uninvited Guests work in various contexts, focusing mainly on theatre but also producing installation and audio walks. This Last Tempest is a collaboration with composer and musician Neil Johnson, from Bristol bands Angel Tech and North Sea Navigator
Funded by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. Developed at the Other Place at the RSC, and with support from Tobacco Factory Theatres.
Photo Credit Tom Medwell