The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Adapted by Aideen Walton / Directed by Ciarán Coogan

Making Waves Youth Theatre is proud to present one of Shakespeare’s last and strangest of plays. The Tempest is a comedy about magic, betrayal, revenge, reckoning, love and forgiveness. The play is set on a mysterious and magical island where magician Prospero, once Duke of Milan, and his beautiful daughter, Miranda, live and are served by the sprite Ariel and the strange witch’s son Caliban. Years before, Prospero was betrayed and usurped as Duke by his brother Antonio in a conspiracy with Alonso, the King of Naples, and he was cast away at sea with his daughter to die. However, they survived to reach this island, and Prospero, with Ariel’s help, has created the tempest that brings his betrayers and their entourage to the island. The play begins with the storm, and as events unfold, under Prospero and Ariel’s watchful eyes, conspiracy, comedy and romance ensue. Be prepared to be transported!

About Making Waves Youth Theatre

A community initiative, founded in 2018, Making Waves Youth Theatre is generously supported by Ross McParland of Greystones Studios and The Whale Theatre, facilitated by Ciarán Coogan, Aoife Connolly and Aideen Walton, and administered by Joanne O’Shea. The group aims to provide teenagers between the ages of 14-18 years in Greystones and its environs with the opportunity and space to learn about and make great theatre, through workshops, productions and attending other theatrical productions.

Making Waves’ previous productions at The Whale Theatre include Juliet of Verona by Ciarán Coogan and Lost In Transit by Ciarán Coogan.

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