On 28th June The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their fourteenth successful year, are performing Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece The Tempest at Knebworth House – a play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on”
Shakespeare’s late, great gem, widely believed to be the last full play he wrote alone, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive. A play that has mesmerised and moved audiences for over 400 years is just as relevant and powerful today.
“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.”
Peter Stickney, Artistic Director, says, “With some of Shakespeare’s most memorable speeches and packed with famous characters – from the elemental and ethereal Caliban and Ariel to the comic clowns Trinculo and Stephano and the enchanting force that unites them all, Prospero – The Tempest is a spectacular play and will make fantastic viewing for a summer’s evening. A truly theatrical play like this, set outdoors and in our trademark style bursting with song and magic makes for an evening not to be missed!”
With Authenticity, Excellence and Magic being the watchwords of the company we can expect another summer treat as The Lord Chamberlain’s Men bring their own special brand of all male Shakespeare to Knebworth House. Be sure to catch this brilliant company perform Shakespeare as it would have been; all male, in the open air and in full Elizabethan costume with traditional music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!