Gallery: Improvised outdoor settings for Orwell park School’s version of The Tempest

The "Calibans" played by Emilia Cummings and Jacintha Nuttall

The "Calibans" played by Emilia Cummings and Jacintha Nuttall

An outdoor production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest played out in under the evening sun at the Orwell Park School, near Nacton.

Dozens of pupils at the independent school took parents, teachers and fellow students on a journey through the school grounds as the Bard’s story of magicians and treachery was played out. The cast of 38, featuring Augustus Craig as wronged magician Prospero, used everything from the school’s orangery to the nine-hole golf course as a stage.

They told the story of Prospero’s bid to restore his daughter Miranda, played by Sorcha Cocksworth, to her rightful place at the side of the Duke of Milan.Former duke Prospero, who was overthrown by his treacherous brother Antonio before the play starts, marshalled a storm dubbed The Tempest, to bring his brother to the island he and his daughter were stranded on. The play was directed by the school’s head of English Tom Lawley.


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