Prospero, scholar and Duke of Milan, is deposed by his younger brother, Antonio, with the help of his enemy the King of Naples, and is marooned with his infant daughter, Miranda, on a small uncharted island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Twelve years later, the start of our play, a happy accident brings Prospero’s adversaries near to his island exile, on a ship bound home from Tunis.
A great storm, the Tempest of our title, is conjured up by Prospero, with the help of a magic sprite, Ariel, and the ship’s passengers shipwrecked on the isle. Prospero then sets about regaining his Dukedom and ensuring the happiness and future of his daughter.
Mat Dawes, spokesman for The Clumber Players, said they have been performing classical plays for over 30 years and are thrilled to be presenting William Shakespeare’s The Tempest .
“Formerly known as the Worksop Drama Group, we have a reputation for mixing the best of local acting talent from all age groups and producing a really good quality open air play at Clumber Park,” he said.
“This year is the start of a new era for Clumber as we are moving indoors to the riding hall at Thoresby Hall, which gives more scope to be creative with sound, lighting and special effects.”
He added: “Having performed on the Clumber Stage for years with our atmopheric and high levels of performance, we are looking forward to a new and exciting relationship with the Stonebridge Trust at Thoresby Courthouse and hope to extend our audience further in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of Thoresby.”
Tickets for the show, which runs from Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th July at The Riding Hall in Thoresby Park, are priced £10, £8 concessions.
They can be bought by calling 01623 822009.