Plays Directory : The Tempest

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Setting
    Island
  • Overview
    Some twelve years before the play opens, Prospero, the Duke of Milan has his title usurped by his brother, Antonio, who in league with Alonso, King of Naples and his brother, Sebastian, effect a coup and put Prospero in a boat with his three year old daughter, Miranda. The boat drifts and eventually they are marooned on an island. With the aid of his books, wherein he has learned great magic, Prospero conquers the inhabitants of the Island-Ariel, a spirit of the air and Caliban, a creature that is the offspring of a witch and the devil. Propitiously, a ship bearing Prospero's enemies passes the island en route to a royal wedding. With the help of Ariel, Prospero creates a tempest that sinks the vessel. A number of people from the royal entourage: Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo (a wise and good old councillor), Francisco and Adrian (two minor lords) are landed on one part of the island, while elsewhere, King Alonso's son, Ferdinand is landed by himself, and on still another part of the island, Stephano and Trinculo are landed, the King's butler and jester. The latter meet up with Caliban and together they plot to murder Prospero-this strand is the comic subplot of the piece and has much drunken, knockabout slapstick humour. Amongst the royal party, Alonso is grieving for his son, Ferdinand, who he presumes dead. Antonio goads Sebastian to kill Alonso and the others, and take the throne of Naples, but this plot, along with that of Caliban and the clowns is thwarted by Prospero with the aid of Ariel. Prospero has a plan of his own, however, to bring together his daughter, Miranda with Alonso's son, Ferdinand. The young couple fall in love at first sight and after many trials (posed by Prospero in order to ascertain their true feelings for each other) they become engaged. Prospero reunites Ferdinand with his father, Alonso and forgives those that wronged him. The boatswain and Master arrive to report the ship is ready to sail for home. Prospero prepares to return with them but first sets free Ariel then gives up his magic to go back with the others and take up his dukedom again.

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11 known characters

23 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Georgie Fitton
2019, Sebastian
The Cockpit Theatre
Rob Leetham
Rob Leetham
Actor
2019, Sebastian
Huntingdon Hall
Pierse Stevens
2018, Sebastian
Tour
Whitton Frank
2018, Sebastian
Calum Littley
2018, Sebastian
Iskander Javed
2018, Sebastian
Afsana Sayyed
2018, Sebastian
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
Danielle Moubarak
2018, Sebastian
St Agnus Church Windsor
Quinn Goodliffe
Quinn Goodliffe
Child Actor
2018, Sebastian
Harvey Almond
2018, Sebastian
Alexi Papadopoulos
2018, Sebastian
Lottie Beck Johnson
Lottie Beck Johnson
Child Actor
2017, Sebastian
Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove
Peyton Hudson
2017, Sebastian
Stone Center
Niall Draycott
2017, Sebastian
Ashley Shiers
2016, Sebastian
The Round Venue, Toronto
Robert Land
Robert Land
Actor
2016, Sebastian
Rudolf Steiner House
Daniel Lee-Paul
2016, Sebastian
St Giles-in-the Fields
Ryan Edmunds
Ryan Edmunds
Actor
2016, Sebastian
The Grand Theatre
Rob Barton
Rob Barton
Actor
2016, Sebastian
Shakespeare at The George
Scott Loader
Scott Loader
Actor
2016, Sebastian
St Johns college gardens

Alternative Names

Key Stage 3 Workshop: The Tempest, Tempest, The Tempest by William Shakespeare