Summer Outdoor Theatre – The Tempest

Betrayal, ill treatment, and the magic arts at East Riddlesden Hall this summer.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return to East Riddlesden Hall on 22 August to perform The Tempest, a spellbinding play of high comedy and tender love. This fast-paced production will be performed outdoors by the all-male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

The Tempest is a tale of magic, deception, revenge and marriage. Set on a remote island where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place. He raises a tempestuous storm making his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples believe that they have been shipwrecked on the island. There Prospero’s intrigues bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand.

Peter Stickney, Artistic Director with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men says, “The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late, great gem that examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive. I can’t think of anything more perfect for a summer’s evening than a classical re-telling of this soaring drama set against the background of some of the nation’s most magical outdoor venues.”

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer evening watching this enchanting production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. The lower field is open at 6.30pm with the performance starting at 7.30pm. Ice creams will be on-sale before curtain-up and at the interval.

Tickets for The Tempest are £14 for adults, £7 for under 18s and are available to book now by calling 0344 249 1895 (booking fee 5% per ticket) or by visiting www.nationaltrust.org.uk/whats-on