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The Tempest


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Are you a word-loving parent … but your kids are yet to encounter Shakespeare? Let us facilitate an introduction.

The Tempest, rich with themes of illusion, romance and magic, is a great place to start. It’s a story of power, conspiracy, revenge and sacrifice. It’s also a tale of trust and responsibility; of forgiveness and love; of human spirit in rare, raw circumstances.

In Dream Puppets’ artful retelling, made especially for kids, The Tempest comes to life through the lovingly crafted puppets which embody its various characters – Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, Caliban and the marooned, shipwrecked victims of Prospero’s magical storm.

With music, drama and suspense to boot, and plenty of opportunities to participate, this is the perfect way to introduce the young readers in your life to the fascinating world of one of history’s master storytellers.

This event is perfect for children aged 8–12, but open to all ages.


Julia Davis

Julia Davis has performed as a puppeteer with Dream Puppets for over 14 years, and has participated in Dream Puppets’ performances at festivals in Israel, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Argentina and China. She was the creator/performer of Macbeth – a puppet production which toured... Read more

Angie Macmillan

Angie Macmillan trained as a puppeteer with the London School of Puppetry, and also works as an experiential and creative arts therapist and music educator, conducting choirs for children and adults and running creative music workshops. She is currently performing The Tempest with Julia Davis a... Read more


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