During October 2016, our production of The Tempest toured to theatres, places of education and community venues. Setting our version of the play in the near future, we offered an imagined world after Brexit and the Migration Crisis – combining digital projections, segments of verbatim News Footage and live action.
We wanted this production to get behind the dizzying statistics offered by the media, and explore the human side of the ‘migration crisis’. The Tempest, still as relevant as it ever was, takes shots at wealth, politics and the ruling elite – but ultimately, it’s about finding a place to call ‘home’.
Considering frightening discourse on nationality we’ve seen recently, it’s great to see humanisation in this interpretation of The Tempest pic.twitter.com/TMSyS4TrYX
— Emily Turner (@emilyjessturner) October 6, 2016
Our closing show was performed in London to an audience that included guests from Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thanks to the generous donations from our audiences across the country, we were able to send them away with a cheque for £1,550.43 for the incredibly vital work they do.
We have been so lucky to have worked with a brilliant team. Their generosity, warmth and talent has left us with some amazing memories – and we are so happy to have played our part in supporting MSF. It is our hope that The Tempest has (in its own small way) spread a little kindness, and that the money raised has made a difference for those in search of a new home.