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 have become toxic, causing devastating pollution, 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 win the day?
This SISATA production draws from experiences of climate change and the power of nature through our 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. These three plays in a cycle are being written, co-created and performed by diverse groups of local community performers, led by a team of professional writers and SISATA.
Come prepared! – Bring whatever you need for a cosy afternoon. Sun shades, sun cream, hats, warm woollies, blankets, waterproofs, a waterproof lap cover (either a sheet of paper or a bin bag work well), and insect spray!
Bring your own seat – Low backed chairs, rugs and a cushion are always nice. Combine comfort and style! Please make sure that any chairs and/or umbrellas will not obscure anyone else’s view.
Gather a posse – Bring friends and family (family tickets are available). The more the merrier for a fun day or night out!
Arrive Early – Pick a great spot and enjoy the atmospheric surroundings. There is plenty of room to run about at Maumbury Rings.
Bring a Torch – It’s very helpful to safely find your way back to the car for evening performances.
Bring a Picnic – Refreshments are also available from an hour before the performance. Note that the refreshment stand is cash only.
Home of Hillforts & Henges is an exciting event from 28th to 30th July that will celebrate Dorchester’s neolithic, bronze and iron age landscape rich in earthworks and the people that have lived here for over 6,000 years.
The event is included in the National CBA Festival of Archaeology 2023 and activities will take place at multiple locations across the town.
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