The Tempest

Enjoy this magical production of Shakespeare’s classic.

This summer Illyria returns to their ‘home-turf’ of Shakespearean comedy. This production of The Tempest is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny.

More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise!  Magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island. Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero – until Prospero learns that in spite of everything Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy. Which is greater – his thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness?


  • Suitable for all ages
  • Gates open at 18.00
  • This event will go ahead in all weather unless it is unsafe to do so
  • Please wear appropriate clothing
  • Seating is not provided, you’re welcome to bring a low backed chair or rug should you wish
Long shot of people sitting on the lawn looking at a stage at the centre of the photograph