The Tempest

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare – as imagined by the Company of Friends

 

An old washed-up magician plots revenge.

With his assistant, he performs a number of tricks to ensnare the folk who betrayed him years ago. He also wants to marry off his daughter to a deserving young man and get her off his hands. Meanwhile a disgruntled employee has other plans…

Magic tricks, conjuring, vanishing, reappearing, strange music, songs, an angry island inhabitant, a drunken sailor, love-struck youngsters, an assistant who can fly and change sex in an instant- all under the spell of an old magician.

These are the dramatic ingredients of Shakespeare’s classic tale of shipwreck, slavery, revenge, forgiveness- and marriage: The Tempest.

This is Company of Friends’ third foray into the many worlds created by William Shakespeare. They have crossed swords in the Scottish play and also with the prince of Denmark. Now it is the turn of Prospero, Caliban, Aerial, Miranda, Ferdinand and assorted aristocrats and seafolk to get the full Company of Friends treatment!

Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we can’t say exactly when we can perform or even rehearse, but a script has been specially adapted and the actors are even now warming up their vocal skills, memory cells and ZOOM-competence. As soon as we have a green light, we will get to work on a show that promises to be fun, thought-provoking, original and in a word, magic!

Performances, hopefully 2021

The Black-E Great George St (next to the ChineseArch) Liverpool L1 5EW

 

THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare – as imagined by the Company of Friends

 

An old washed-up magician plots revenge.

With his assistant, he performs a number of tricks to ensnare the folk who betrayed him years ago. He also wants to marry off his daughter to a deserving young man and get her off his hands. Meanwhile a disgruntled employee has other plans…

Magic tricks, conjuring, vanishing, reappearing, strange music, songs, an angry island inhabitant, a drunken sailor, love-struck youngsters, an assistant who can fly and change sex in an instant- all under the spell of an old magician.

These are the dramatic ingredients of Shakespeare’s classic tale of shipwreck, slavery, revenge, forgiveness- and marriage: The Tempest.

This is Company of Friends’ third foray into the many worlds created by William Shakespeare. They have crossed swords in the Scottish play and also with the prince of Denmark. Now it is the turn of Prospero, Caliban, Aerial, Miranda, Ferdinand and assorted aristocrats and seafolk to get the full Company of Friends treatment!

Given the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we can’t say exactly when we can perform or even rehearse, but a script has been specially adapted and the actors are even now warming up their vocal skills, memory cells and ZOOM-competence. As soon as we have a green light, we will get to work on a show that promises to be fun, thought-provoking, original and in a word, magic!

Performances, hopefully 2021

The Black-E Great George St (next to the ChineseArch) Liverpool L1 5EW