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Tickets are available at the gate – CASH ONLY. If you plan on buying tickets at the gate, don’t forget to bring your chairs along with you.

This is an outdoor event in Gatcombe Park, Copnor Road, Portsmouth (next to Gatcombe House, and opposite Roko Health Club).

Gates will open at 6.30pm

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for The Tempest, Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece.

12 years ago, Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his brother washes up on a distant and mystical island with his baby daughter, Miranda. A place where his magical powers reign supreme and the only inhabitants of the island, the sprite Ariel and brutish Caliban, answer his every command. In this strange new kingdom he is left to brood.

Now his enemies, his brother Antonio, who supplanted him as Duke, and Alonso, King of Naples, whilst sailing home are blown, by fortune, off course towards him. Prospero raises a tempestuous storm to shipwreck them. Scattered across the island the boat’s passengers are tested and tormented as they are magically drawn towards their fate. Left to plot his revenge for years Prospero finally has the chance to exact it. But will he?

This play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love, Shakespeare’s late, great gem, examines the power of true love, our capacity for vengeance and what it takes to forgive.

Bring a chair and a picnic, and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this enchanting, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s finest plays. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

The performance will continue in all but the very worst weather.

How to get to Gatcombe Park:

Gatcombe Park is situated on Copnor Road next to Gatcombe House and opposite Roko Health Club. The park is the open space within Gatcombe Gardens and can be accessed via Gatcombe Drive and Copnor Road.

Gatcombe Park is within 10 minutes’ drive of Portsmouth town centre. For Sat Navs and Google/Apple Maps, use the postcode PO3 5EJ. Please use the on road parking in the area.

There are bus stops located within 2 minutes’ walk. Hilsea train station is only a 10 minute walk away.