The Tempest

Jericho House

21 September 2011 - 22 October 2011 / 19:45, 14:00
St Giles' Cripplegate


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Shakespeare’s vision of rebellion, collaboration and uneasy peace is given a poignant anniversary revival in the atmospheric surroundings of St Giles’ Church, Cripplegate.

Thrown together in limbo, mid-way between Europe and the East, a group of exiles fight for control of a haunted land and a contested history, while the indigenous inhabitants plan their resistance.

Performed by an international cast, this new work by Jericho House restores surviving music that would have accompanied the play when it premiered 400 years ago. For the first time sound and narrative are reunited in this greatest of meditations on territorial conflict, displacement and political renewal.

’As riveting an example of site-specific theatre as I’ve ever seen.’ The Times on Jericho House’s Katrina

Performance time: 19.45 (Sat matinees 14.00)
Running time: 105 mins / no interval

Please note that this site specific performance takes place in a church. Please dress warmly.

3 Oct
The Tempest: Study Day
Drawing on the company's work reconstructing historical music and investigating its interaction with the performance

4 Oct
Post Show Talk
In conversation with Jonathan Holmes and selected members of the company

15 Oct
Performance and Ethics Debate

By William Shakespeare
Director Jonathan Holmes
Designer Lucy Wilkinson
Original Music Robert Johnson
Composer Jessica Dannheisser

European Premiere

A Teaching Resource Pack is now available for GCSE, AS & A2 and undergraduate groups, downloadable from Jericho House's website.

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