The Tempest

The Tempest was written by Shakespeare in 1610/11…and re-imagined by us in this production in 2016/17.  We have created a site-responsive piece and put Shakespeare’s play within the setting of 1841, when Tarner Tower (the folly in the park) was built by   Edwin Tarner –  a local philanthropist and merchant.  We have used the iconic image of Tarner  (which has been painted by a local artist, on the upper door of the tower), who would stand on the balcony with his telescope to look out for his ships when they came back from the     Indies.  We have imagined that on this day of celebration, a sea fret comes down …and The Tempest begins…poster

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