A theatrical trailer film for Rooftops Theatre Company's forthcoming production of 'THE TEMPEST', June/July 2015.
Shakespeare's magical romance is considered a masterpiece of the final years of his solo playwriting career, demonstrating (with other plays of the period including The Winter's Tale) a transition from plots about revenge to ones where forgiveness and grace become the overriding themes. It begins looking like a revenge play with the story of Prospero's betrayal by his brother Antonio and accomplice King Alonso, and the storm which Prospero conjures up to exact vengeance; but the fantastic plot shifts to one of romance between his daughter Miranda and the King's son Ferdinand, and to the process of forgiveness and reconciliation. These are by no means straightforward and Prospero, together with his magical agent Ariel, place burdens in the path of love and bizarre challenges and threats on the route to forgiveness. Combining tragedy, comedy, magic and folklore, Shakespeare is showing us that by now he doesn't have to follow any of the rules!
Tickets are being sold by Ludlow Assembly Rooms and are available online, by phone or in person from the Assembly Rooms at 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AZ.
Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 7.30pm
Wednesday 1st July 2015 at 7.30pm
Thursday 2nd July 2015 at 7.30pm
Friday 3rd July 2015 at 7.30pm
Saturday 4th July 2015 at 7.30pm
Monday 6th July 2015 at 7.30pm
Tuesday 7th July 2015 at 7.30pm
Full price £14
Students and under 18s £12