This show finished on: 15 March 2012
Tickets: £15 / £13 (concs)
Venue: Rayne Theatre
Magically transported back to the island he created in The Tempest, Shakespeare is put on trial by characters from his past plays. We find the playwright questioning how he should be remembered and fearful of who will decide his fate, as he is taken on an emotional journey in which his legacy and reputation are scrutinised.
This unique and large-scale production will be spoken and sung in modern and Shakespearian language and will include music and dance performed by a cast of 180.
A dramatic, entertaining and accessible introduction to Shakespeare that will also offer fresh and intelligent perspectives for those who are familiar with the playwright.
Here's what our audiences had to say...
'It was a fresh, exciting twist on Shakespeare. The show was such entertainment, worthy of the West End!'
'It's superb, the directing and choreography were fantastic.'
'The show was entertaining, contemporary, awesome, epic, awe inspiring and just brilliant in every way.'
'Absolutely. This is what theatre is all about - an unbridled love of being creative!'
Watch a short video of audience reactions here.
Production photos and videos
Click 'View Image Gallery' above to see a selection of brilliant production photos and click 'View Video' above to see an interview with members of the Shakespeare's Island creative team
'Stunning choreography, gentle wit and a genuine love of performance – the result is incredibly inspirational and features wonderful moments.' One Stop Arts
Age recommendation +12yrs
Schools ticket price for 1pm matinees £11.50
Sign Interpreted Performance - Friday 9 March at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance - Saturday 10 March at 3.30pm
Captioned Performance - Friday 9 March at 7.30pm and Sunday 11 March at 3.30pm
Please note: The age recommendation for this production has now changed to +12yrs.