Come hither spirits, will you brave the elements?
A bold, contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, performed across Trebah’s sub-tropical garden. Incensed skies cause a catastrophic disaster on the beach of a magical island.
Shoulder-padded passengers scatter as your new leader stands tall atop a cliff.
“Dost thou attend me?”
Venture through an island full of noises in this radical adaptation of a 400-year-old story and decide for yourself, who really holds the power?
Guy Watson | Director & Co-Producer
Jonathan Bray | Designer & Co-Producer
Ami Lafferty | Co-Director
Anna Mansell | Adapter
Esther Wilson | Production Manager
Sophy Smith | Sound Design & Composition
Tim Dickinson | Sound Design
Kay Woodbridge | Sound Operator
Tanya Noble | Lighting Design
Fiona Chivers | Costume Design
Murdoch Designs | Design & Construction
Grace Murdoch | Movement Consultant
David Greeves & Yskynna | Flying & Rigging
Alex Hansley | Stage Manager
Oliver McFarlane | Assistant Stage Manager
Jowdy Davey | Fundraising Support
Gabby Vautier & Charlie Bunker (ImPossible Producing) | Producing Support
Gordon Scammell | Promotional photography
James Lewis | Photography, Graphic Design & Marketing
Tracy Campbell | Visitor Services Manager
Verity Stevenson | Office Support
Kathy Tisdale | Accounts Administrator
Planning your Tempest journey…
Garden not open before departure time (20:00)
The departure gate will open 30 minutes before your departure time Check-in from 19:15 (boarding passes issued) Gate opens: 19:15 Gate closes: 19:55 Departure: 20:00 Journey length: approximately 120 minutes (no interval)
Trebah Garden, TR11 5JZ Once passengers have completed check-in, your journey will be on foot and will take place across the garden, stopping at multiple locations. No seating is permitted.
Your journey will only be cancelled or delayed in extreme weather conditions where it would be unsafe to continue.
This journey is recommended for passengers aged 11 and over.
Additional information for your journey with us
- Sensible shoes, warm weather attire, a coat and a torch are essential. No umbrellas.
- Your journey will take place across Trebah’s 26 acre site - we have options in place for those with access needs. Please contact Trebah directly before making a booking on 01326 252205.
- Dogs are not permitted in the departure lounge or during your journey.
- Passenger photography and filming are not permitted but please be aware professional photographers and film crew may be in attendance. As the ticket booker it is your responsibility to ensure all members of your group are aware they may be photographed and filmed.
- There is currently no pre-departure or in-journey meals available. Light refreshments will be available adjacent to the departure lounge before your departure.
- If you have any further queries please contact Trebah directly on 01326 252205.
About this project
This project has been developed by the creative team at Trebah Garden with financial support from the Real Ideas Organisation. Trebah is committed to working with a consciously diverse team of artists. Tempest will reflect this intention.
Trebah’s cultural ambition for the next 5 years
Trebah will become an organisation nationally recognised for developing exceptional-quality, inspirational cultural work by “the education of the public on matters connected with the arts and sciences of garden land.”
Trebah has played host to many leading cultural organisations, supporting the development of work and becoming a testbed for a wide range of projects. As our ambition grows Trebah has the opportunity to become a powerhouse of inspiration, creativity and growth; not a testbed, but a launchpad.
Through carefully chosen and organically nurtured partnerships we will become a garden space with a national reputation for developing our community alongside artists and horticultural scientists; for inspiring and growing inquisitive, future-thinking and impassioned people.
In order for Trebah to achieve these ambitions our work must: be of exceptional quality; continually grow our audience; embrace all forms of cultural work; acknowledge the positive influence nature can have on health and wellbeing; celebrate diversity and; create work and opportunities that are symbiotic with the garden, recognising its innate qualities and spiritual uniqueness.