Shakespeare at its most direct and immediate… as the play reaches towards its magical climax, we all lean forward upon our seats to drink in every magical moment
like moths being drawn towards the light.
THE GUARDIAN (UK)
There is no stage – only actors gyrating among us, speaking now from this corner, now from that… Ariel works his miracles among us.
THE FINANCIAL TIMES
Lit by the magic of a glorious, large, portable moon… you know at once that this is going to be one of those productions that indulges in gleeful and successful innovation.
The use of space is extraordinary… whispering echoes, haunting singing and a lone flute surrounds the audience; and the fools…are a comic delight
THE LIST (EDINBURGH)
A beautifully crafted production that soars into brilliance…the whole production radiates a kind of joyful, exuberant poetry that lifts the heart.
Gregory Thompson has been quietly creating spellbinding theatre for years now.
LONDON EVENING STANDARD
AandBC’s astonishing production of THE TEMPEST is a magical interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays.
Performed in the round – in theatres, churches or courtyards – the audience, seated on oil drums, suggest the washed up shores of an island from which the actors and the play emerge.
The audience literally becomes enveloped in the language and music of Prospero’s story. Ethereal music fills the evening and the island is illuminated by a magnificent moon.
Created by AandBC director Gregory Thompson and designer Colin Peters, they also created a celebrated AS YOU LIKE IT for the Royal Shakespeare Company and a site specific production of HENRY VIII for the RSC’s Complete Works Festival.
David Fielder plays Prospero whose theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shared Experience and Out of Joint.
THE TEMPEST was created in 1999 and has since played London, the Edinburgh Festival twice, and has toured to Romania, Russia, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Trinidad and USA.
The venues have ranged from castles, lawns, courtyards, stages of proscenium-arch theatres, opera houses, churches, pubic parks, the middle of a rainforest, the bank of a river, and black box studio theatres.
Since AandBC’s first production of the MAHABHARATA in 1989 the ensemble has developed a reputation for combining original staging, vivid imagery, live music and direct involvement with the audience.
The touring company totals 17 people:
|Fee||is available upon request from email@example.com|
|In addition to the fee the presenter to pay for and provide:|
|Flights||return economy flights / travel from London for 17 people|
|Hotel||4* hotel, bed and breakfast accommodation for 17 people;
all rooms with double beds for single occupancy;
maximum 10minutes walking distance from venue / or presenter to provide transport to and from hotel.
|Per Diems||as per prevailing UK equity guidelines or Festival rate if applicable.|
|Freight||freight costs as outlined in the technical rider.|
|Misc||all visa costs, immunisations, and local travel as required|
|Technical Rider||see separate document|
The Company can offer workshops to accompany the production and can be tailored to suit specific requirements of the presenter.