The Little Tempest

The Little Tempest is written by Lesley Ross, and like Rameo & Eweliet, is adapted from Shakespeare’s original. It is an opportunity for young people to explore the beauty of the Bard’s verse, along side puppetry, storytelling and song – in a version commissioned especially for them. Originally performed at the National Theatre in 2001 and then staged again there in 2002, it will soon be seen at the Warren Theatre in Brighton as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

When his enemies are shipwrecked on Prospero’s island, will he take his revenge on them, or show mercy. Will his daughter Miranda find her true love? Will the spirit Ariel ever be free? And what surprises are in store for the monster Caliban?

Photos from the original National Theatre production


“A marvellous little gem”  Denis Quilley  (Olivier award winning actor)

The original creative team at the National Theatre

2002 Tempest 3

Stewart Scudamore, Laura Rees, Louise Balhatchet, Lesley Ross, Caroline Jones, Lisa Spirling, Rachel Dickinson, Mervyn Millar & Rebecca Gould


Photos from the Theatre Royal Plymouth storytelling production


“a fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for grown – ups as well as children. Very beautiful and great fun.” (Ripley Theatre production directed by James Williams)

“Jolly Good Show” Three Weeks  (Ripley Theatre production directed by James Williams)

2002 Little Tempest Book

The NT rehearsal draft script is available along side the script for King Ram