The Tempest

The Tempest

for voice, period instruments and magic lantern

Featuring British music composed for various productions of The Tempest, from the baroque period to works by contemporary composers, the performance explores the play’s themes of magic and theatrical illusion through music, visual art and magic lantern.

The programme includes music by Henry PurcellMatthew LockeThomas LinleyJohn Banister, Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber.

Direction + design: Charlie Barber

Musicians: Matthew Venner (countertenor), Jane Chapman (harpsichord), Nicola Barbagli (baroque oboe), Martyn Sanderson/Daniel Serafini (sackbut), Ibi Aziz, Sam Stadlen (viola da gamba), Jan Zahourek (violone)

Visual art + video: Andrew Bolton

Curtain design: Jayne Bishop

Technical support: Sophie Smith, Mohit Basudev

Photography: Toby Farrow

Marketing: Natasha Wilson

Website for The Tempest


07.05.16HOLYHEADUcheldre Centre
08.07.16YORKEarly Music Festival
08.11.16OXFORDHolywell Music Room
09.11.16BATHSpa University
10.11.16CARDIFFRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama
11.11.16LIVERPOOLCapstone Theatre, Hope University

With the financial support of: Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Wales, Garfield Weston Foundation, RVW Trust, The Leche Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation


Wales Arts Review (Cath Barton)

The Guardian (Alfred Hickling)




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