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What's On > The Tempest

Luton Library Theatre

Wednesday 18th October, 2017   13:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 18th October, 2017   19:30 - 21:00
Cost: 10
Group discount: Buy 10+ and save 10%
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100


This powerful, passionate and magical production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest features stunning contemporary African choreography from Shyne Phiri and an original soundtrack which samples traditional Malawian music. With live music and full of humour and movement, the show is fast paced, urban and exciting.

The Tempest is a gripping comedy of magic, love and redemption. The sorcerer Prospero and his teenage daughter Miranda are exiled on a strange magical island. When Prospero raises a storm to destroy his enemies, revenge - and escape from the island - seems to be within his reach at last.

By bringing together artists from Africa and Europe, the company uses the best from both continents to both entertain and move audiences. The Tempest is supported by Africa Express and Arts Council England.

Age guidance: 10+


'One of the most novel - and most captivating - versions of the play that I've seen in a long while [...] the show features some of the most hauntingly played and delicately written music (from Ben Mankhamba and Frederick Rich) that I've ever heard in a version of this play' ★★★★★ Act Drop

The 'excellent live musical contribution from Ben Mankhamba, Frederick Rich becomes even more evocative under Charlie Morgan Jones’ extraordinary lighting, which recreates the beauty of the African skies, with their multifaceted sunsets and moonlit nights' ★★★★ Everything Theatre

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