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The Tempest

The Tempest

Northern Broadsides in partnership with The New Vic Theatre

The Tempest
by William Shakespeare

Directed by Barrie Rutter
Original music by Conrad Nelson
Designed by Lis Evans

A ship flounders in a mighty storm stirred up by the magician, Prospero. His mortal enemies are washed ashore onto an enchanted island peopled by spirits and half monsters. Intent on exacting revenge Prospero invokes a fantastical sequence of events, the climax of which is beyond his wildest imaginings. Shakespeare’s final, and arguably finest, play is rich in the very stuff of human drama – young love, brooding revenge, broad humour and touching forgiveness.

“Northern Broadsides’ latest production leaves no doubt that The Tempest is a rollicking jazz musical. The musical arrangements of Conrad Nelson have become Northern Broadsides’ secret weapon.”
The Guardian

“This will surely be one of the finest productions of The Tempest you will see.”
ReviewsGate.com

“this production (has) the kind of gusto and clarity with which Northern Broadsides has made its name. As one young teenager remarked in the interval: “I can understand every word.”
The Times

“Hilarity is not usually the first thing you associate with The Tempest, but the final word ought to go to a satisfied A-level student on the way out. “That,” he declared, “was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.”
The Guardian

“This cast come up with an atypical production, parts of which are, to quote Ferdinand, “the top of admiration…..The Tempest should go down a storm no matter where it goes on its forthcoming tour”
The British Theatre Review

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