The Tempest

12 Feb – 22 Feb 2014
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Nikki Bleyendaal

The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale Gardens, Christchurch

In its tenth year of delighting Christchurch with summer Shakespeare, Top Dog Theatre brings you The Tempest. This witty and colourful play is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and whimsical tales.

Situated on an island, Prospero opens the play by using his supernatural powers to conjure a storm, causing the wreck of a passing ship. Among those who become stranded on the island are his evil brother, a young heartthrob, the Queen of Naples and a drunken Butler. They soon encounter the impish Ariel, and Caliban, a fish-like monster. Written with a superb balance of comedy, cunning and confusion, The Tempest is a fascinating fairy-tale which is sure to enchant and delight.

Set in the idyllic Mona Vale gardens, this is a chance to lay out the picnic rug and soak up the early evening sun. The show will cater to young and old, as this is Shakespeare in its most viewer-friendly form!

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