|Croydon Guardian: A storm is brewing as The Tempest rolls into Croydon|
Shakespeare is coming to the Fairfield Halls with a musical twist this month, writes Andy Bloss.
The group Shakespeare 4 Kidz (S4K) returns to Croydon with its musical version of The Tempest.
S4K, an award-winning theatre company, specialises in adaptations of classic Shakespeare stories which mixes the original text with modern language, music, song and dance.
The Tempest is one of the last plays written entirely by Shakespeare. It is about Prospero, a former Duke, who has ended up on an enchanted island after being overthrown by his wicked brother.
Prospero is also a sorcerer and whilst on the island, he perfects his magical arts so he can take revenge on his brother.
S4K’s musical version of The Tempest will put a new twist on one Shakespeare’s most popular plays.
A spokeswoman for S4K says: "The plays are designed to be entertaining as well as educational, meaning that children as young as eight can enjoy them.
"Adults who have been put off Shakespeare because they remember boring lessons at school will find S4K’s works shake up Shakespeare, find all the fun in them and tell the tales clearly and concisely.
The Tempest, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, January 15, 10.30am &1.30pm. £18 and £11. Call 020 8688 9291 or visit www.fairfield.co.uk
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S4K ROMEO: "The Tennant/Hamlet effect will introduce some to the Bard - but it is companies like this who do the real work. They make it accessible without dumbing down too much and show that Shakespeare is not someone to fear."