The Tempest

Sun 17th – Wed 20th Jun 2012


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Durham University Classical Theatre


For its inaugural production DUCT presents Shakespeare's stunning tale of love, loss and revenge. The sorcerer Prospero, banished for many years to a desolate island, finds a chance for revenge, summoning a storm that crashes his enemies onto his shores and leaves that at mercy. Yet on an isle of monsters and nymphs, the course is far from smooth, and both islanders and mariners find themselves in thrall to forces beyond their control.

Staged in the gorgeous riverside setting of the Count's House (just beneath Prebends Bridge) it promises to be a magical afternoon of Shakespeare.

NB: the performance is at an outdoor location and as such does not have the comforts of a normal theatre. Most of the audience will be sat on the floor, so please bring cushions, rugs etc. to make yourselves comfortable. Some seating will be available at the back: if you require it, please email the address below. The audience area is largely sheltered by trees, but please bring suitable clothing, as we will endeavour to perform in all weather conditions.

Admission: £6(£5)

The Count's House (under Prebends Bridge)

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