The Tempest Open Air Theatre

The Tempest Open Air Theatre

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An all-time first for Shakespeare and Portland
Written by Bryony Reynolds

For the first time ever, SISATA’s exciting new adaptation of The Tempest will be setting the world of the play within Dorset’s very own Portland.

Portland-based actor Anna Takashima shared: “Portland has this almost mystical island quality, so it does feel quite comparable
with a lot of ‘The Tempest’. It’s so interesting the connections, the will of nature, and the mystical and spiritual aspects. As well as the contemporary issues of climate change, ocean plastics and the incinerator.

Because the project has been so inspired by Portland, for me as a Portlander, I think it’s nice to be able to share the Portland experience to a wider audience. And especially describing these themes of the impact of climate change on coastal communities, and reaching a wider audience with those messages.”

The all-Dorset-based cast will be touring this outdoor production of The Tempest throughout the UK this summer, ending with a show-stopping finale at Portland Castle, where members of the Portland Community will become part of the show.

Dorchester’s Alastair Simpson (playing the role of Caliban) said “It’s been great discovering more about this island, this community that is close geographically to where I’ve grown up, but somewhere I didn’t really know much about” Hopefully by the end of this three month tour, audiences nationwide will discover more about the Portland experience for themselves and be made aware of the severe impact
of climate change on coastal communities such as this.

Book your tickets for SISATA’s tour of The Tempest at: https://sisata.co.uk/


Additional Details

Short Description - We are very excited to be welcoming back Sisata to the garden of the Museum of East Dorset on Saturday 15th July to perform their open air theatre performance of The Tempest.

Price - £12-£15

Telephone - 01202 886116

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://museumofeastdorset.co.uk/project/the-tempest-open-air-theatre-performance/ →


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15 July 2023 @ 12:00 AM to
15 July 2023

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