|Gulf Daily News: "S4K's Tempest set to storm Bahrain|
THEATRE enthusiasts are preparing to be blown away by the Bard when Shakespeare 4 Kidz (S4K) returns to Bahrain with its fantastic musical adaptation of The Tempest – Shakespeare’s final play.
The show is promoted in Bahrain by Entertainment Plus and will take place at the Culture Hall, next to Bahrain National Museum, from Saturday until Monday. The Saturday show starts at 5pm. Sunday and Monday will feature two matinee shows at 8.45am and 11.15am on both days.
S4K Theatre Company is on its way to Bahrain to launch the international section of its 2013 tour. S4K is an awardwinning British theatre company, which specialises in exciting, fun-filled adaptations of classic Shakespeare stories.
Already in the UK, the show is garnering rave reviews from critics, teachers, parents and schoolchildren.
While being a unique family show, S4K’s The Tempest is also an ideal preparation for students studying Shakespeare at any level. Everyone in
The Tempest is thought by many scholars to be the last play written entirely by Shakespeare. It tells the story of Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, exiled to an island after being deposed as Duke of Milan by his evil brother Antonio and the revenge he exacts. Prospero is also a sorcerer and has spent his time on the island perfecting his magical arts. Eventually it is payback time and he gets the chance to wreak revenge on his brother.
He conjures up a powerful tempest, which shipwrecks his enemies and lands them on the shores of the island, but it is a magical place and love is in the air. The songs range from pop to comic and musical theatre, with plenty of hidden references by the writers to shows currently
The cast features plenty of S4K favourites returning once again to Bahrain, like Ben Goodridge (who played Lord Capulet in 2012’s tour of S4K’s Romeo and Juliet) is Prospero; Noel Andrew Harron (who played Mercutio in R&J and Puck in S4K’s 2010 tour of A Midsummer Night’s
Tickets cost BD16 for adults and BD14 for children and are being sold at Al Osra supermarket in Saar and Havajava café inside Manazel. There are also special limited period school offers for the matinee shows on January 27 and January 28. Call 39616858 or 39607489 for more nformation
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S4K DREAM: "My wife, 8 year old son and I have just seen the production of "A midsummer night's dream" at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.We were absolutely delighted with the production. The cast are talented, motivated and professional without a single weak performance. In this world of 2/3rds effort and surly it'll do, it is fantastic to experience something that leaves you feeling uplifted. Whilst our 8 year old felt that the kissing was ugh soppy, we felt it was pitched at exactly the right level and wove Shakespeare seamlessly into a contemporary adaptation that will encourage a new generation to seek out the Bard and enjoy theatre in general. Caroline, Glen and James, Wolverhampton