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'The Tempest' is a play about magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness. It is set on an island somewhere near Italy where Prospero, the one-time Duke of Milan, and his beautiful daughter, Miranda, live with a sprite called Ariel and a strange wildman called Caliban. Prospero is a powerful magician who creates a storm, or tempest, that sets the scene for the play. In the events that follow we see a plot to murder the King of Naples, a drunken scheme to kill Prospero and a romance between Miranda and the King’s son, Ferdinand. In the end everyone is forgiven and they all set sail for home.
Performances on 16th and 17th August.
Gates open 5.30pm for picnics in the grounds.
Hot and cold food & refreshments on sale.
Seating area in Earl's Garden opens 6.30pm, play starts at 7.30pm. (programmes on sale)
Performance time approximately 2hrs 20mins, including 20 mins interval.
We provide seating for the performance (no picnics in seating area please).
Be aware that it can get chilly as the sun goes down, we suggest you bring a warm top.
Parking available near cricket club, follow signs off London Road
satnav postcode BN18 9BA.
For pedestrian entry, please use High Street Gate.
N.B. No entry or exit via Lower Lodge gates (Mill Road).
Only registered assistance dogs allowed.
Please make sure you choose the correct date when booking here.
Only severe thunderstorms will stop the performance.
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