The Sea, The Sea

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Fiona Talkington and Ian Mcmillan host an evening of drama, music, commissioned poetry, features and listener contributions in celebration of the sea that surrounds all our lives.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Stranded on a lonely island the exiled Duke of Milan, Prospero, using his magic arts and with the help of the spirit Ariel, raises a great storm.

A shipwreck brings ashore a suitor for his young daughter Miranda, his traitorous brother Antonio and his former Neapolitan enemies.

He has the choice between revenge and forgiveness.

Prospero....Philip Madoc

Ariel....Nina Wadia

Miranda....Catrin Rhys

Caliban....Josh Richards

Gonzalo....Rudolph Walker

Alonso....James Laurenson

Sebastian....Christian Rodska

Antonio....Ioan Meredith

Ferdinand....Andrew Cryer

Trinculo....Ben Crowe

Stefano....Harry Myers

Boatswain....Phillip Joseph

Master/Adrian....Sean Baker

Iris....Janice Acquah

Ceres....Jasmine Hyde

Juno....Clare Corbett

Music by Billy Cowie

Directed by David Hunter

Between each act of the play there are reports from seabird encrusted rocks around Britain, ancient sea poetry made new and listeners' seaside stories.

Plus live music and sea poetry from Ian Mcmillan and accordionist Luke Carver Goss, and guests Coope Boyes and Simpson perform shanties.