The Tempest by William Shakespeare - performed by Silchester Players
A magical comedy of survival, revenge and forgiveness
Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck, including the King of Naples and Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero’s slave, Caliban, plots to rid himself of his master, but is thwarted by Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel. The King’s young son Ferdinand, thought to be dead, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda. Their celebrations are cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reveals his identity as the usurped Duke of Milan. The families are reunited and all conflict is resolved. Prospero grants Ariel his freedom and prepares to leave the island.
Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October at 7.30pm
Silchester Village Hall
Little London Rd
Reading Hampshire RG7 2ND
Fri 23 Sep to Sat 1 October