Sea change for gender swapped The Tempest at the Rose Playhouse

Sea-change Theatre moves into London’s historic Rose Playhouse next month for its magical retelling of The Tempest, featuring possibly literature’s most famous shipwreck, played out within the haunting setting of the Bankside basement.

A single mother and her child are cast adrift on a boat, banished from her own country, and she weaves a spell on a mysterious island.

Twelve years later a magical storm brings her lost and bewildered enemies onto the island, where their villainous deeds are exposed. A parallel tale for the times we live in, one of love, deception and rebellion.

A teasing, gender-bending feast for the senses from the all-female cast, with Baroque-burlesque disco, sea-shanties and calypso.

In a celebration of the spirit of romance and reconciliation, Sea-change Theatre’s boldly comic adaptation should whip up a storm of interest.

The Tempest runs at the Rose Playhouse from June 22-July 2.

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