Shakespearean classic, The Tempest, with a twist

June 6, 2019

Blue Apple return to Theatre Royal Winchester with their inventive production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest+, from Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 June.

The classic story that saw the Duke of Milan, Prospero, and his baby daughter, Miranda, shipwrecked on a distant island, is given a twist when other characters – that history and literature forgot – end up washed up with them, and ask if they will make a new life on the island or try to get home, and if they stay what will their new society be like.

The production is brought to the stage by Winchester-based theatre company, Blue Apple, which, founded in 2005, supports performers with learning disabilities, and their show – dubbed maybe the most accessible version you’ll ever see – promises to contain a wit and charm they are known for.

Featuring theatre, dance, puppetry and film, this is contemporary reworking of the timeless classic that encourages families, students and lovers of Shakespeare to see the story in a new light.

The Tempest+ will be at Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 June. Find out more, or book tickets at, or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.