SISATA presents Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST.
Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K.
Musical Direction by Alastair Simpson.
A great storm is coming to the Isle of Portland, bringing trouble to its shores. Prospero’s spells wash ashore the ghosts of his past, triggering strange magical consequences for Portlanders; Miranda, Ariel and Caliban.
The human lust for power and control have become toxic, causing devastating pollution, endangering lives and the future of the land itself. Can the tempest crisis unite them to live and love and work together with nature to battle the inevitable tide of climate change? Will love win the day?
This SISATA production draws from experiences of climate change and the power of nature through our work with coastal communities on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The project will culminate in an original site-responsive promenade play cycle of three dynamic and nature-connected pieces that are inspired by the original Shakespearean text and will be performed on the Isle of Portland as part of the b-Side festival. These three plays in a cycle are being written, co-created and performed by diverse groups of local community performers, led by a team of professional writers and SISATA.