Win tickets to see The Tempest

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse, Weston, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show

MUSIC, magic and mayhem combine for an hilarious interpretation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest next month.The acclaimed Shakespeare 4 Kidz Theatre Company is at the forefront of creative Shakespeare education in the UK, bringing his plays to children and young people of all ages and ability levels.The company uses a contemporary music theatre style, uniquely blending the original text with the modern language of today and ably supported by superb songs especially written for Shakespeare 4 Kidz. This concept enables the audience to grasp and appreciate the very essence of the characters, themes and plots.The Tempest tells the story of Prospero, the former Duke of Milan. Exiled 12 years earlier on a mystical Mediterranean island, he has spent his time perfecting his magic art and planning revenge on his wicked brother and his followers who overthrew him.When a powerful sea-tempest shipwrecks his former adversaries, they are tricked and tormented by Prospero's magic to hilarious effect. Shakespeare 4 Kidz' The Tempest has an energetic cast of 13 and features a live band.The Tempest will be performed at The Playhouse, Weston, on February 12 at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.On February 13 the Shakespeare 4 Kidz company will present school performances of Hamlet at 10am and 1.30pm.Tickets, priced from £8.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544.* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer one lucky readers the chance to each win a pair of tickets to see Shakespeare 4 Kidz' The Tempest. To enter, please answer the following question: In The Tempest, Prospero is the former Duke of which city?* Closes: 9am on February 1. * Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.


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