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!

As of 5th May 2021, the Black-E has become available again for re-hearsals. Company of Friends will be getting to work on a show that promises to be fun, thought-provoking, original and in a word, magic!

Performances, December 2021

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

Tam O' Shanter & LIPA Project

Company of Friends, in conjunction with LIPA will be looking at the time when Tam O’Shanter became an Urban Farm.

The performance is based on real stories, oral testimonies and anecdotes of each the time frame. Theatre, poetry, music, song, art and much more will be used to tell the stories of the people surrounding the farm on the Wirral; from the top of Bidston Hill and down again to Tam O’Shanter Farm.

Promenade Performances, Begins 4.30pm. Ends 7.30pm on 14th May 2021

The Tam O'Shanter Community Farm, Boundary Road, Bidston Hill, Wirral, CH43 7PD

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!

As of 5th May 2021, the Black-E has become available again for re-hearsals. Company of Friends will be getting to work on a show that promises to be fun, thought-provoking, original and in a word, magic!

Performances, December 2021

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

Tam O' Shanter & LIPA Project

 

Company of Friends, in conjunction with LIPA will be looking at the time when Tam O’Shanter became an Urban Farm.

The performance is based on real stories, oral testimonies and anecdotes of each the time frame. Theatre, poetry, music, song, art and much more will be used to tell the stories of the people surrounding the farm on the Wirral; from the top of Bidston Hill and down again to Tam O’Shanter Farm.

Performances Promenade, Begins 4.30pm. Ends 7.30pm on 14th May 2021

The Tam O'Shanter Community Farm, Boundary Road, Bidston Hill, Wirral, CH43 7PD