Thursday 9th August 2018 – Come and see an open air theatre performance of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
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 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
Dates & Pricing
Thursday 9th August at 7.30pm at Knowsley Hall, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AG (Sat Nav postcode: L34 4AJ)
£15 Adults and Children £10
Family tickets purchased in advance (2 adults & 2 children) £45
Gates open at 6.30pm and the performance will start at 7.30pm promptly. The performance is scheduled to finish at 9.45pm.
The online booking for tickets is now closed. Tickets can be purchased on the night of the performance – cash only transactions.
Knowsley Hall is an authentic stately home dating back to 1385. Home to The Earl & Countess of Derby, the Hall is set within 2,500 acres of parkland with stunning manicured gardens and a lake.
What to bring
Please bring your own low-backed seating or rugs. Picnics are welcome, however naked flames are not permitted. Sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered.
Lord Chamberlain’s Men Outdoor Theatre Company
Founded in 2004 and named after Shakespeare’s original troupe of travelling players, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men has quickly established itself as the UK’s premier open-air touring theatre company.
Knowsley Hall are proud to have received several prestigious awards.