The Tempest: Shakespeare's Globe on Tour
Start Date: 10/07/2020 19:00
End Date: 10/07/2020
Location: Bridehead, Littlebredy,
Booking Essential: Yes
Description: How did a company tour in Shakespeare’s day? We know that when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles in three or four plays from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour...
Following in the tradition of their resident playwright, Shakespeare’s Globe present a trio of plays exploring the city and the places beyond the city walls. The plays will be performed as a touring production would have been staged in the 17th century, with a stripped back set and a small, versatile troupe of actors. Taking on multiple roles across all three plays – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Tempest – the talented cast will unravel these tales of lovers, exiles, dreamers and wanderers with three special performances across two days in Dorset.
Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment set on a remote and mysterious desert island, but with magic enchantments and treachery at every turn, will anyone ever make it off?
* This is an open-air performance and the show will go on, rain or shine! Please bring a chair to sit on, a torch and dress for all weather. We regret that no dogs (except guide dogs) will be admitted to this performance. A cash-bar and box office will be in operation as there are no card facilities on site.
Running Time: approx. 2 hours, plus 20 minute interval
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