The Tempest at Abraham Moss School

School’s out for summer. The school should be empty. A desolate prison. No more rules. But wait, what’s that on the CCTV? A person, a spirit, a mystical creation?

Something strange is happening at Abraham Moss School. Rules are broken, souls are bared and can you ever really forgive?

‘This island’s mine…Which thou tak’st from me.’

Following the success of We Were There Was Dancing and Mixtape, The Royal Exchange theatre’s award-winning young company present a unique twist on a family text – The Tempest.

Performed in promenade at Abraham Moss School in Crumpsall, The Tempest will feature integrated British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation.

The Tempest is William Shakespeare’s comedy about a major act of betrayal, ill treatment, the development of magic arts and a plot of revenge.

It is thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation.

Without giving too much away to you folks, he conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island.

There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

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Photo Credit: The Royal Exchange

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