RESIDENTS are invited to enjoy a special rendition of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Basingstoke.

On Friday, July 14 at 6pm, SISATA will be taking over the grounds of Basing House with an adaptation of the play.

A great storm is coming to the Isle of Portland, bringing trouble to its shores. Prospero’s spells wash ashore the ghosts of his past, triggering strange magical consequences for Portlanders; Miranda, Ariel and Caliban.

The human lust for power and control has become toxic, causing devastating pollution, and endangering lives and the future of the land itself. Can the tempest crisis unite them to live and love and work together with nature to battle the inevitable tide of climate change? Will love to win the day?

This SISATA production draws from experiences of climate change and the power of nature through work with coastal communities on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. The project will culminate in an original site-responsive promenade play cycle of three dynamic and nature-connected pieces that are inspired by the original Shakespearean text and will be performed on the Isle of Portland as part of the b-Side festival.

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These three plays in a cycle are being written, co-created and performed by diverse groups of community performers, led by a team of professional writers and SISATA.

Adult tickets are currently priced at £17 with concessions at £14.

Audiences are advised to bring their own chair/blanket and refreshments as there is no seating provided for the outdoor theatre.

The production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Lighthouse, Poole, Arts University Bournemouth and Bournemouth University and has been adapted and directed by Charmaine K with musical direction by Alastair Simpson.

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