Never has a Shakespearean retelling played so much relevance in today’s society...
this passionately performed and candid re-imagining of The Tempest is
definitely worth watching
Five years in the making, Fifth Column
's follow-up to Way of the Morris
is a euphoric blend of drama and documentary. TEMPEST is both a
celebration of contemporary urban youth culture, and a 21st Century
re-imagining of Shakespeare's last great play.
17 young actors from
South London struggle to put on a production. Their story unfolds
alongside Prospero's as The Oval is transformed into Shakespeare’s
magical island and the outcast Duke conjures the spirits in his quest
to regain his kingdom.
In the aftermath of the youth and student uprisings, the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic Games, TEMPEST is also our contribution to the ongoing debate on Englishness and English identity.
Running time: 78 minutes