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The Tempest

This year’s Lower Fifth and Middle School Production was Shakespeare’s magical play, The Tempest.

St Benedict's presents The Tempest

The opening storm, conjured by Prospero (Aimee P: L4), immediately transported the audience to Shakespeare’s enchanted island, setting the scene for this intriguing play. The Ensemble of Island Spirits and Prospero’s spirit-servant Ariel (Louis D: U4) combined to create an otherworldly atmosphere, encircling the shipwrecked survivors as fluidly as mist - casting spells, conjuring love, thwarting attack, and sweeping away props with mesmerising speed.

As well as magic, revenge and power, the production made the play’s humour shine out too - especially as Prospero’s slave, Caliban (Ranveer S: L5) conspired with the staggering, rum-soaked Stephano (Stan W: L4).

And romance, as the King of Naples’ young son Ferdinand (James B: U4), thought to be dead, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter Miranda (Jessica W: L4). 

The action was punctuated by six narrators, who explained the motives, relationships and ambitions of the characters.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this highly enjoyable production!

Director: Mr Mark Randall (Head of Drama)

Assistant Director: Toby D (U6)


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