The inventive band of five actors specialise in staging Shakespeare, totally uncut, in the open air. Combining an authoritative interpretation of the text with an inventive approach to location, they offer a picturesque alternative to standard theatrical productions.
With sorcery, romance and shipwrek, The Tempest has plenty to enchant audiences. There's comedy courtesy of drunken hi-jinks and mistaken identities, along with love, as sheltered Miranda discovers the romantic potential of the world beyond her island. As one of Shakespeare's last plays, the story of powerful Prospero learning to leave his books and secluded kingdom has parallels with the playwright saying 'goodbye' to the stage.
In their 28th touring season, Illyria have plenty of expertise when it comes to Shakespeare. And the historic Westminster Abbey backdrop will guarantee a unique atmosphere – let's just hope the skies aren't too tempestuous for this open air show.
|What||The Tempest, Westminster Abbey|
|Where||Westminster Abbey, Dean's Yard , London, SW1P 3PA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Westminster (underground)|
07 Aug 19 – 08 Aug 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book now|