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THE TEMPEST AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 13.
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The magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island. Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero - until Prospero learns that in spite of everything Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy. Which is greater - his thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness? In their 28th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. The play, believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny. More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise! Illyria is an intrepid band of five actors who perform Shakespeare's plays, entirely uncut, direct from the First Folio, the most authoritative edition of Shakespeare's plays. It's swift, it's polished and it's spoken beautifully (uniquely among open-air touring theatre companies Illyria's artistic director has published articles on verse-speaking) - and scholars on both sides of the Atlantic agree that Illyria's performance style is the most authentically Elizabethan to be seen. Since 1992 they have performed on what feels like every patch of grass from Land's End to John O-Groats - and also in Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, USA and Canada. They are the only UK open-air touring company to have won no less than 4 international awards, and have a well-deserved reputation for being, quite simply, the best. Booking Period: 7 - 8 August 2019 Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including a 20 minute interval) Age Restrictions: 6+ Venue: Westminster Abbey, Deans Yard, The Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as expected I knew this event was outside but did not realize there was no seating and people had their own chairs/rugs. I managed to get one of the chairs for those with mobility problems but it was very uncomfortable. I think the actors were doing a great job but the staging was amateur and we had trouble hearing. Kids running about, people walking around and some who had drunk too much made for interesting sideshows. We along with around 50 others left at the interval. I don't blame the actors at all - they had a cult type following. It just wasn't for me.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great experience I went to this event with my husband and my mother. Great preformers, great location. Only down point was not enough seating for an open air performance.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The tempest outside The play was well performed, however saying it was in Westminster Abbey was really misleading. It wasn’t it was in the grounds so outside not in , really misleading. With a bad ankle sitting on the grass was an issue, so performance good, outside misleading
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish experience from seetickets No details from seetickets on where to go or what time to arrive. I phoned the restaurant. I contacted seetickets who gave us duff info about serving times. We arrived at the restaurant. They werent expecting us. We prepaid for 2 courses...they knew nothing about it. Not the restaurants fault...they were charming. I had to prove we'd paid from an email (underground restaurant = no signal) and they are contacting seetickets for their payment. As for the play, we left at the interval (as did many others) as it was overacted disjointed amateurish tosh
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great It appeared to be an amateur production and not vwry good at that. It was difficult to hear at times and we left before the interval.
Date published: 2019-08-08
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