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Play - Shakespeare, Thu 22 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017


Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre

Special Offers

  • Offer: On presentation of the Staffordshire Enjoy Card receive a 10% discount on gift shop purchases.

    Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
    Dates valid:
    • Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017


Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

01785 619080


Newport Road,
ST16 1DJ

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 3 Jun Bat Walk
Thu 22 Jun - Sat 8 Jul The Tempest
Sun 30 Jul Classic Car Show
Sun 20 Aug Rebellion!
Sat 9 Sep Festival of Imagination: Storywalk
Sun 10 Sep Hands on Arms and Armour


The creative team behind last year’s acclaimed production of Othello – Director Clare Prenton, Music Director Craig Adams, and Production Designer Frances Collier – will reunite to showcase another Shakespearean masterpiece!

Acknowledged as Shakespeare’s final solo play, The Tempest is widely celebrated as one of Shakespeare’s most enchanting works. It follows the story of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, who becomes stranded on a largely uninhabited island where music, magic and supernatural creatures provide a strange education for him and his young daughter, Miranda. Twelve years have passed and Prospero has acquired some rough magic & self-taught mysticism as well as protecting his daughter from his wild slave, Caliban.

When Prospero's magic (with the help of his sprite, Ariel) causes a shipwreck, mayhem ensues in the course of one incredible day. Miranda falls in love with the shipwrecked Prince Ferdinand, murder plots are formed then abandoned, ?nally Prospero is reconciled with the brother who usurped him and all head safely home to Italy.

It’s a storm in a tea cup - but the SFS team will have everyone back home safe and sound in no time.

This twentieth century production is set against the backdrop of the glamour and elegance of the 1930s – the golden age of luxury cruise liners, Hollywood glamour and the dying days of vaudeville – all from a small Italian occupied island off the coast of Somalia.

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 22 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017
please see website for times.


Tickets: £13.50 - £22.50



See location of Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 901222  Lat: 52.79813 Long: -2.14687

Leave the M6 at junction 13 or 14, then follow signs for Stafford. Stafford Castle is located off the A518, one mile from the town of Stafford.

Parking: free


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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