Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The script is in.

Something very exciting landed on the doorstep of the Old Fire Station recently: the script for Before The Tempest, written by Oxford-based playwright Renata Allen.

Yep, that’s right: 2015’s Hidden Spire show is a prequel to Shakespeare’s famous tale of love, magic and bad weather. The story came together in creative writing workshops with Renata and Crisis clients, as well as devising sessions with director Lizzy McBain.

The ensemble experiment with becoming a flock of birds during a devising session.

Miranda has been on the island with her father Prospero for as long as she can remember, and is desperate to see more of the world. While Prospero struggles to master the secrets of magic, Miranda dreams of a life far away…but will her father ever be willing to let her go?

Design sessions start in the next couple of weeks, so we’ll have some photos for you very soon. In the meantime, keep checking back for the latest developments – and book now.