Shakespeare's beautiful play of love and magic is specially edited for an audience of young people with autism.
Six actors take us on a journey of clowns, spirits, monsters and wizards on an island where nobody feels ordinary. In an intimate and interactive experience, young people are invited to join the actors, playing sensory games to help bring the story to life. Together they explore Shakespeare's final play, using his rhythmic expressive language to create a unique experience.
Kelly Hunter directs The Tempest, using games inspired by the play that she has created over the last ten years.
The performance space will have an inner circle, in which up to 15 young people will sit and follow the story, and play the games with the actors. There will be an outer circle of up to 30, for teachers, carers, parents and siblings.
There will be time before the performance to meet the actors and settle comfortably in the space and time at the end to say goodbye. The play is a relaxed experience, and the young people will be free to take time out of the auditorium at any time. This production is aimed at 8 – 24 year olds.
A Royal Shakespeare Company/ The Ohio State University Co-production