The Tempest

Outdoor Shakespeare returns to Newby

We are delighted to announce that The The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

“My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.”

12 years ago, Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his brother washes up on a distant and mystical island with his baby daughter, Miranda. A place where his magical powers reign supreme and the only inhabitants of the island, the sprite Ariel and brutish Caliban, answer his every command. In this strange new kingdom, he is left to brood.

“Be not afeared; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”

Now his enemies, his brother Antonio, who supplanted him as Duke, and Alonso, King of Naples, whilst sailing home are blown, by fortune, off course towards him. Prospero raises a tempestuous storm that shipwrecks them. Scattered across the island the boat’s passengers are tested and tormented as they are magically drawn towards their fate. Left to plot his revenge for years Prospero finally has the chance to exact it. But will he?

This play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love,Shakespeare’s late, great gem, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive.
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on”
Bring a chair and a picnic, and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

Authenticity | Excellence | Magic


Doors Open at 6pm.

Performance will commence at 7pm 

Interval at 8.05pm

Theatre Tickets allow entry to the Gardens ALL DAY on Friday 24th August. The gardens will remain open until the performance starts at 7pm

The performance is due to finish at approximately 9.10 

There are no refreshments available to buy on the evening, so please bring a picnic! Alternatively you can purchase what you need  from the Garden Restaurant before it closes at 5pm



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Date(s) - 24/08/2018
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Newby Hall