Taking Flight Theatre tour with a unique take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

May 24, 2017 by

The Tempest is being given the Taking Flight  treatment – lots of live original music by Dan Lawrence with plenty of humour and physical comedy.

The audience will be an integral part of the experience, and British Sign Language and Audio Description integrated into the classic text.

In a play which blurs the lines between illusion and reality they invite the audience to embark on an exciting journey by boarding their luxury ocean liner, The Remembrance, to visit Island Studios where the magic of the silver screen is brought to life. Let their crew take care of your every worry, your every woe on their 10 year anniversary cruise to the Island that Time Forgot.

Artistic Director, Elise Davison: “Our Tempest is set in a film studio, offering the chance to see first- hand this homage to early cinema. Most exciting is our brand new ‘foley table’ which has been developed at the Island Studios where Prospero is director. His world of theatrical illusion is opened up to you, the public, for the Amazing 10th Anniversary Deluxe Guided Tour. Today though, the tour isn’t running exactly to plan. Prospero’s usurping sister is now the new director of the mainland’s rival Brave New World Studios, heavily subsidised by Napoleon producer Alonso.  So today is, in fact, the day Prospero has been preparing for. You, the lucky tour participants, will watch as Prospero’s plans unfold. Today the people who took away his beloved film studios years before will attempt to cross the sea together – and  today he will raise The Tempest.

“Every year as we fight the wind and the rain people say “You should do The Tempest” so this year we gave in. 2016 was our rainiest season to date so we are hoping that by tackling this storm of a play, the weather gods will look favourably on us and bring a summer of sunshine. But if the rain cometh, on the show will go at some of the country’s most beautiful historic sites, reminding us of the power and unpredictability of nature and all that has gone before.”


Audio trailer- English


Audio trailer Welsh-






Unless otherwise stated next to date, follow this link below for tickets.





Thompson’s Park, Cardiff

(meet at main gate on Romilly Rd)


June 8th  12.00 & 18.30

June 9th   18.30

June 10th  14.00 & 18.30

Chapter.org 02920 304400


The Pavilion, Langland, Swansea


11th June 2pm


Bryntirion Comprehensive, Bridgend

June 15th  18.30

Buy on the door

Elan Valley

(meet at visitor centre)


June 16th  noon & 5pm

June 17th 4pm

Roath Park, Cardiff

(meet at conservatory)

June 18th 6.30pm

Beaumaris Castle

LL58 8AP

June 21st  7pm

Coed Y Brenin

(meet at visitor centre)

LL40 2HZ

June 22nd   7pm

Denbigh Castle

LL16 3NB

June 23rd  noon & 7pm

June 24th  2 & 7pm

Loggerheads Country Park

(meet at visitor centre)


June 25th   7pm

Tickets also bookable at site

Caerphilly Castle

CF83 1JD

June 28th  7pm

Strata Florida Abbey

SY25 6ES

June 29th   7pm

Dylan’s Restaurant, Criccieth

LL52 0HU

30th 7.30pm

For theatre tickets only please use Ticketsource link

For theatre and dinner tickets email criccieth@dylansrestaurant.co.uk or call 01766 522773





Hijinx Unity Festival 

Caernarfon Doc Fictoria

July 1st noon

July 2nd 2pm




Bellevue Park Newport

(meet at The Tea Rooms)

NP20 4EZ

July 5th   noon & 7pm

Tretower Court


July 6th  7pm

Blaise Castle Estate Dairy Farm

BS10 7QS

July 7th noon & 7pm

July 8th 2 & 7pm

bristolshakespearefestival.org.uk or use ticketsource

Tretower Court


July 9th 5.30pm

Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr

(meet at bandstand)

CF47 8RE

July 11th  noon & 7pm

Rhuddlan Castle

LL18 5AD

July 13th  7pm

July 14th  noon & 7pm

Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen

LL20 8DD

July 15th & 16th 7pm

llangollenfringe.co.uk / 0800 1455779 or use ticketsource

Cilgerran Castle

SA43 2SF

July 19th  7pm

Stackpole, Nr Pembroke

(meet at Lodge Park Woods)

Carpark  postcode SA71 5DE

July 20th 7pm

July 21st noon & 7pm

July 22nd 2 & 7pm

Hilton Court, Haverfordwest

SA62 5AE

July 23rd   6.30pm

Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean

GL16 7EG

July 25th 7pm

Tintern Abbey

NP16 6SE

July 26th 7pm

Kidwelly Castle

SA17 5BQ

July 28th 7pm

Trelai Pavilion, Trelai Park, Ely, Cardiff


July 29th noon


The Kymin, Penarth

CF64 1JX

July 30th 4pm

penarthtowncouncil.gov.uk  02920 703200





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