The Tempest Live

The Tempest Live

Part of Streamdoor: theatre you can watch from home

Lyn Gardner avatar
20 April 2020  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Creation and Big Telly’s live and interactive one-hour version of The Tempest (extended to April 25) is a bit of a mess. But I mean that in a good way. It’s not elegant, it’s definitely not subtle but it is lots of fun and it’s family friendly. What it does do, which is certainly not true of a lot of on-line theatre in this time of isolation, is to turn the audience—watching from their own living rooms—into a community. There are times when it’s much more pantomime than poetry, but at the moment when a lot of on-line offers are geared to pre-recorded straight to cameras there is something enormously cheering about watching a show with a live audience. All power to Creation and Big Telly for having the nimbleness, vision and let’s-give-it-a-go spirit that makes this hour come vividly and enjoyably alive in all its engaging scrappiness.”
“Join Creation Theatre, Big Telly Theatre and a cast of nine actors over the Easter Bank Holiday and be the first to experience a new innovative, interactive, anarchic response to making theatre under lock down.”

Overview

“BE NOT AFEARD; THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES”

Your computer screen is now your very own portal to Prospero’s Island. You’ll be transported via Zoom from your living rooms to help Ariel’s spirit be freed, plot with Trinculo and Caliban, experience Miranda and Ferdinand falling in love and see Prospero enact his revenge. This will certainly not be your traditional Shakespeare. In association with Big Telly Theatre Company (A Midsummer Nights Dream), The Tempest will push the boundaries of this brave new world we find ourselves in and embrace our new digital stage with gusto.

In true Creation Theatre style this performance takes the spirit of adventure to the next level, with the essence of all that makes this site-responsive theatre company’s work unique at its heart. Adapted by Big Telly’s Artisitc Director Zoe Seaton (THE LYRIC THEATRE, HULL TRUCK THEATRE COMPANY, TINDERBOX THEATRE COMPANY). The set and costumes have been designed by Ryan Dawson Laight (CHICHESTER THEATRE FESTIVAL, GARY CLARKE COMPANY, DENADA DANCE THEATRE, V&A).

Performances are delivered via Zoom with support available from our Box Office team in advance of the call.

Spaces are limited so book early to secure your place.

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Critic reviews

It’s not elegant, it’s definitely not subtle but it is lots of fun and it’s family friendly.

Lyn Gardner for Streamdoor

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 11 Apr - Sat 25 Apr, 4.30pm, 7pm & 11pm

Venue

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