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:

James Alston
James Alston
Actor
2019, Stephano
The Greenwich Theatre
Ronan Hatfull
2019, Stephano
Alex Bond
Alex Bond
Actor
2018, Stephano
The Barn Theatre
Eoin McKenna
Eoin McKenna
Actor
2018, Stephano
Jordan Lee
Jordan Lee
Actor
2018, Stephano
Lydia Cawthorn
2018, Stephano
Emrys Johns
Ceri Ashe
Ceri Ashe
Actor
2018, Stephano
Jack Studio Theatre
Razmik Sargsyan
2017, Stephano
Nathan Wallace-auguste
2017, Stephano
The Cockpit
Lewis Dempsey
Lewis Dempsey
Child Actor
2017, Stephano
The Folkestone Amphitheatre
Benedict Martin
2017, Stephano
Tour
James Eley
James Eley
Actor
2016, Stephano
Pendley Manor Hotel
Heather Warne
2016, Stephano
Etcetera Theatre
Michael Claff
2016, Stephano
Rudolph Steiner Theatre
Oliver Davis
Oliver Davis
Actor
2015, Stephano
Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
Jade Falon
Jade Falon
Actor
2015, Stephano
ArtsEd
Emma-Jayne Morgan
2015, Stephano
Southwark Playhoise
Adam Mort
Adam Mort
Actor
2015, Stephano
Hornsey Town Hall
Joshua Diffley
2015, Stephano
Glamis Adventure Playground
Catherine Higgins
2015, Stephano/Adrian
The Cockpit Theatre

Alternative Names

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