The Tempest

Butterfly Theatre Company returns to Bristol this July as a highlight of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival programme, in partnership with Visual Artist Luke Jerram and the National Trust, Leigh Woods. From Saturday 11th - Friday 17th July Butterfly will take you on a journey into the woods, exploring the themes of Luke Jerram's art installation 'Withdrawn' with a unique retelling of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'. "The boats of Withdrawn are stranded in the woods like their Tempest inhabitants; a long way from home. As Prospero tries to regain his power stranded in this strange place, he feeds on revenge - but in the end only love will enable him to recover what he’s lost." Performances at 6.30pm and 8pm daily, plus a 2pm matinee on Sunday 12th. Audience sizes are limited, so book fast to avoid missing out. Directed by Aileen Gonsalves and Produced by Kate McStraw With thanks to generous support from Arts Council England, Activate Performing Arts, Arts University Bournemouth, ArtsEd London, Leigh Woods National Trust, Forestry Commission Woods and Forests and Luke Jerram. Additional Information: Unfortunately this venue does not have wheel chair access. Terrain is uneven and possibly slippery when wet. Please be advised that this performance is promenade and will include walking around the outdoor venue. Sturdy shoes are required. Due to the promenade nature of this event you will be standing and walking with the action of the production for up to 90 minutes (Show duration aprox 60 minutes + walking to and from performance site.) Please contact the festival for further information. Audience arriving by car must use the main Leigh Woods car park. The subject matter of the performance is suitable for children under 12 but the nature of a promenade/standing performance may prove difficult for some younger children.

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Sunday 12th there's a 2pm Matinee