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THIS LAST TEMPEST By UNINVITED GUESTS & produced by FUEL     

THIS LAST TEMPEST By UNINVITED GUESTS & produced by FUEL
This Last Tempest is performed at Aberystwyth Arts Centre Tuesday 17 February, as part of the Spring Tour 2015.



This Last Tempest is a sequel to The Tempest and begins where Shakespeare left off. Caliban and Ariel are left alone on the enchanted island, as Prospero’s ship sails over the horizon and out of view. In the hours that follow, the Magician’s former servants, the “savage” and the “airy spirit” are free to tell their unheard versions of the story.

They use the magic of the words their master taught them to conjure-up their own brave new world, where spirits and monsters are people and inanimate things are alive. They perform a tempest and, as the wild waves roar around them, they begin again together.

Working with composer and musician Neil Johnson, Uninvited Guests fill this strange yet familiar island with live guitar noise, evocative sounds and sweet airs.

Part theatre, part gig, This Last Tempest draws on the company’s collaborative approach to devised theatre and is a show for both those who know Shakespeare’s play and audiences new to The Tempest.

The production is influenced by, amongst other sources, the 1979 film of the play by Derek Jarman , the classic 1956 sci-fi adaptation -Forbidden Planet and Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World

Audience responses so far have included:
"Amazing creation for all the senses. Stunning effects. Exciting and moving. Atmospheric."

"Wonderful evocative staging; a good imagining of the human condition and thought provoking ending"



To book, contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre ticket office on 01970 62 32 32 or go online www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk
 
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