Tempest takes on the Spanish stage

Sudbury Dramatic Society performed The Tempest in Spain. ANL-160816-163423001
Sudbury Dramatic Society performed The Tempest in Spain. ANL-160816-163423001
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Sudbury Dramatic Society recently returned from a trip to Spain where it performed its latest production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to mark 400 years since his death.

On July 30 a company of Sudbury Dramatic Society actors performed The Tempest to an audience of over 200 as part of the five-week festival in the open-air theatre in the Alpujarra Mountains, Granada, Spain.

Sudbury Dramatic Society performed The Tempest in Spain. ANL-160816-163444001

Sudbury Dramatic Society performed The Tempest in Spain. ANL-160816-163444001

Prior to the performance an impromptu parade took the residents of the Spanish village Laroles by surprise.

The parade was comprised of actors and musicians from the Sudbury Dramatic Society company, attendees of the workshops held there by SDS members, children and the volunteers and organisers of the local Me Vuelves Lorca theatre festival.

Festival director and founder Anna Kemp said: “I was delighted with the results. I have always known that the Tempest in English represented a golden opportunity to consolidate new, foreign, English-speaking public, or supporters of the project but it was always a gamble.

“We have been publicising the event since January!. It’s great all our hard work paid off. I was also really pleased people from the local community came.”

Sudbury Dramatic Society performed The Tempest in Spain. ANL-160816-163433001

Sudbury Dramatic Society performed The Tempest in Spain. ANL-160816-163433001

The production and trip to Spain took two years to organise and was directed by Annie Eddington and produced by Sara Knight.