Yellowbelly are back to cause a storm

Yellowbelly are presenting The Tempest in Gainsborough next month
Yellowbelly are presenting The Tempest in Gainsborough next month

Gainsborough theatre company Yellowbelly are back next month with a new and original production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Once powerful in his own country – then overthrown by his brother Antonio – Prospero finds himself stranded on The Island, a migrant camp in 2020.

When a passing ship of politicians and dignitaries – amongst them Antonio – ventures close to The Island, Prospero seizes an opportunity for justice by summoning a fearsome tempest.

This production is a collaboration between Yellowbelly Theatre and Untold Theatre, in recognition of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Set against a backdrop of mass migration and political corruption, fragments of verbatim journalism and striking digital projections punctuate Shakespeare’s original scenes.

Founded by Gainsborough locals, Grace Noble and Will Hobby, Yellowbelly’s mission is to bring classic texts like Shakespeare to established and new audiences by taking fresh and bold approaches to performances.

The Tempest is at Trinity Arts Centre on September 17 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 and £6.50 on 01427 676655 or http://bit.ly/1coU3TT