All Male Cast in The Tempest at St Peter's Square

Local charities benefit from the production

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Local charities benefit from an all-male production of Shakespeare's, The Tempest performed by Gloucestershire’s Festival Players Six male actors will take on all 12 roles.

It will be director Michael Dyer’s sixth all-male production in a row for the Players. “In 2005 there were some raised eyebrows when we performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream without actresses.

“Since then we have had all-male productions of Hamlet,As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice and now audience feedback has proved that most people see it as an intriguing diversion from the norm. And of course it is totally authentic – we are following in the footsteps of Shakespeare’s own Globe Theatre when all roles were taken by men.”

The Players will take their show to St Peter’s Square in Hammersmith over the weekend of Saturday July 10 and Sunday July 11, with two flagship performances in aid of local charities. The performance will move under cover in bad weather.

The first performance will be at 7.30pm on Saturday and the second at 2.30pm on Sunday 11. Tickets are available on 020 8563 1347. Saturday prices are £14 for adults and £9 for children aged 5-16. On Sunday all tickets are £9.50. Under 5’s go free to both shows.



July 8, 2010