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Taking Flight Theatre will soon be embarking on a tour of Wales with a unique take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

news imageThis production of The Tempest has been given the usual Taking Flight special treatment - lots of live original music by Dan Lawrence ( National Theatre Wales, Gagglebabble), plenty of humour and physical comedy, with the audience being an integral part of the experience, and British Sign Language and Audio Description integrated into the classic text.

In a play which blurs the lines between illusion and reality they invite the audience to embark on an exciting journey by boarding their luxury ocean liner, The Remembrance, to visit Island Studios where the magic of the silver screen is brought to life. Let their crew take care of your every worry, your every woe on their 10 year anniversary cruise to the Island that Time Forgot.

A word from Artistic Director, Elise Davison:

“Our Tempest is set in a film studio, offering the chance to see first- hand this homage to early cinema. Most exciting is our brand new 'foley table' which has been developed at the Island Studios where Prospero is director. His world of theatrical illusion is opened up to you, the public, for the Amazing 10th Anniversary Deluxe Guided Tour. Today though, the tour isn't running exactly to plan. Prospero’s usurping sister is now the new director of the mainland’s rival Brave New World Studios, heavily subsidised by napoleon producer Alonso. So today is, in fact, the day Prospero has been preparing for. You, the lucky tour participants, will watch as Prospero’s plans unfold. Today the people who took away his beloved film studios years before will attempt to cross the sea together – and today he will raise The Tempest.

Every year as we fight the wind and the rain people say “You should do The Tempest” so this year we gave in. 2016 was our rainiest season to date so we are hoping that by tackling this storm of a play, the weather gods will look favourably on us and bring a summer of sunshine. But if the rain cometh, on the show will go at some of the country’s most beautiful historic sites, reminding us of the power and unpredictability of nature and all that has gone before.”


Unless otherwise stated next to date, follow this link below for tickets.


Thompson’s Park, Cardiff
(meet at main gate on Romilly Rd)
June 8th 12pm & 6.30pm
June 9th 6.30pm
June 10th 2pm & 6.30pm 02920 304400

The Pavilion, Langland, Swansea
11th June 2pm

Bryntirion Comprehensive, Bridgend
June 15th 6.30pm
Buy on the door
Elan Valley
(meet at visitor centre)
June 16th 12pm & 5pm
June 17th 4pm
Roath Park, Cardiff
(meet at conservatory)
June 18th 6.30pm
Beaumaris Castle
LL58 8AP
June 21st 7pm
Coed Y Brenin
(meet at visitor centre)
LL40 2HZ
June 22nd 7pm
Denbigh Castle
LL16 3NB
June 23rd 12pm & 7pm
June 24th 2 & 7pm
Loggerheads Country Park
(meet at visitor centre)
June 25th 7pm
Tickets also bookable at site
Caerphilly Castle
CF83 1JD
June 28th 7pm
Strata Florida Abbey
SY25 6ES
June 29th 7pm
Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth
LL52 0HU
30th 7.30pm
For theatre tickets only please use Ticketsource link
For theatre and dinner tickets email or call 01766 522773


Hijinx Unity Festival
Caernarfon Doc Fictoria
July 1st 12pm
July 2nd 2pm

Bellevue Park Newport
(meet at The Tea Rooms)
NP20 4EZ
July 5th 12pm & 7pm
Tretower Court
July 6th 7pm
Blaise Castle Estate Dairy Farm
BS10 7QS
July 7th 12pm & 7pm
July 8th 2 & 7pm or use ticketsource
Tretower Court
July 9th 5.30pm
Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr
(meet at bandstand)
CF47 8RE
July 11th 12pm & 7pm
Rhuddlan Castle
LL18 5AD
July 13th 7pm
July 14th 12pm & 7pm
Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen
LL20 8DD
July 15th & 16th 7pm / 0800 1455779 or use ticketsource
Cilgerran Castle
SA43 2SF
July 19th 7pm
Stackpole, Nr Pembroke
(meet at Lodge Park Woods)
Carpark postcode SA71 5DE
July 20th 7pm
July 21st 12pm & 7pm
July 22nd 2 & 7pm
Hilton Court, Haverfordwest
SA62 5AE
July 23rd 6.30pm
Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean
GL16 7EG
July 25th 7pm
Tintern Abbey
NP16 6SE
July 26th 7pm
Kidwelly Castle
SA17 5BQ
July 28th 7pm
Trelai Pavilion, Trelai Park, Ely, Cardiff
July 29th 12pm

The Kymin, Penarth
CF64 1JX
July 30th 4pm 02920 703200


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