Gallus Theater Programm: The European Theatre Group mit The Tempest


The Tempest


The European Theatre Group

»The Tempest«

by William Shakespeare

Donnerstag, 07.12.23 19.00, Eur 20/12/8

A tale of power, magic, betrayal, love, and redemption, The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and bewitching comedies. This enchanting story follows Prospero, a powerful sorcerer who was wrongfully stripped of her title and exiled to a remote island. With the help of spirits and monsters, Prospero conjures a tempest that brings her enemies to the island’s shores. As the storms of revenge fasten their grip, lovers embrace, fools plot murder, and Prospero holds the fate of all in her hands.

ETG's interpretation of this classic text invites the audience to re-imagine Prospero as a tortured artist, painting a tale of romance, political intrigue, and revenge through her magic. We see the world through Prospero’s eyes as she distorts reality to manipulate both the audience and the characters in the story. This production evokes expressionist art in both costume and set, reflecting how Prospero has subjectively moulded the spectacle, full of colour, music, and dance, that unfolds before us.

Founded in 1957 by a group of students including Derek Jacobi and Trevor Nunn, ETG is an all-student theatre company, tied to the University of Camrbidge, that tours Europe with a Shakespeare play at the start of the Christmas holidays every year. This year's tour includes Frankfurt, Antwerp, Leuven, Konstanz, Bern, Montreux, Chantilly, and Cambridge. The company is typically made up of 20-30 people who tour with lighting and sound equipment, costumes, and set by coach. Recent productions included Othello, Measure for Measure and Hamlet..

With: Students of Cambridge University European Theatre Group (ETG)
Cast: Melania Hamilton (Prospero), Olivia Khattar (Ariel) Dana Marlow (Ferdinand) Macsen Brown (Gonzalo/Trinculo), Arabelle Alhaddad (Caliban), Edith Stewart (Alonzo), Esther Welbrock (Antonio), Grace Leaman (Stephano/Sebastian, Maya Moh (Miranda)
Director: Manon Harvey