Shakespeare’s magical play set for the Sudbury stage.

Prospero (Robert Crighton) and Caliban (Jessica Miller) in Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of The Tempest ANL-160616-124020001
Prospero (Robert Crighton) and Caliban (Jessica Miller) in Sudbury Dramatic Society's production of The Tempest ANL-160616-124020001
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Sudbury Dramatic Society celebrates the 400th anniversary year of William Shakespeare’s death with its production of The Tempest at the Quay Theatre between July 5 and 9.

When Duke Prospero discovers that the brother who abandoned him is sailing close to the enchanted island he has made his own, he creates a magical storm to cause a shipwreck and sets a train of events in hand.

Caliban wants to kill Prospero and rule the island himself and Prospero’s daughter Miranda falls in love.

But as Prospero’s plans draws to a climax, with help from island spirit Ariel, and he gathers his enemies together, will he abandon his magic arts and forgive them?

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s shortest plays with magic, monsters and the marooned, shipwrecks and shape-shifting.

Theatrical, musical and visual devices are all being combined to create a Tempest for everyone to enjoy.

An ensemble of 9 actors are playing several parts and live musicians will bring this mystical play to life combining the music of Spain with the words of Shakespeare.

Silks from local suppliers in Sudbury help to weave the magic and to symbolise the different characters.

Tickets for The Tempest are £9 for the Tuesday and Wednesday performances and £10 for the rest of the week and are available now for on 01787 374745 or online at www.quaysudbury.com.