Shakespeare 4 Kidz Launches THE TEMPEST UK Tour Phone App for Kids

Shakespeare 4 Kidz Launches THE TEMPEST UK Tour Phone App for Kids

Shakespeare 4 Kidz are launching their UK & international tour of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest with a FREE downloadable programme phone and tablet app aimed specifically at schoolkids, who traditionally don't buy theatre programmes but they do like FREE apps.

S4K's The Tempest app, designed by Vi+Amin London, includes the play synopsis, a scene by scene breakdown, cast biogs and photos, a gallery of production photographs, a show trailer and video clips.

Producer/Director Julian Chenery said: "It's a new, fun way to read about the show and S4K - and most importantly for our young audiences, it's free! This really is 'such stuff as dreams are made on'!"

S4K's The Tempest opens at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon on Tuesday 15 January, where it plays at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Further dates in January are at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (Wednesday 16); The Hawth, Crawley (Thursday 17); King's Lynn Corn Exchange (Friday 18); Theatre Royal & Opera House, Wakefield (Monday 21); Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (Tuesday 22) and The Lowry in Salford Quays (Wednesday 23). The show then travels to the Arabian Gulf where it will pay for four weeks in Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. Back in the UK the tour continues from February 20 in Swindon until Thursday 21 March. Full tour dates below.

A storm! A shipwreck! An enchanted island! All under the magical spell of one man - Prospero, the former Duke of Milan. Exiled 12 years earlier on a mystical Mediterranean island, Prospero has spent his time perfecting his magic art and planning revenge on his wicked brother and his followers who overthrew him. When a powerful sea-tempest shipwrecks his former adversaries, they are tricked and tormented by Prospero's magic to hilarious effect. S4K's The Tempest is a mystical, magical, mysterious, musical romantic comedy of revenge, a father's love for his daughter and the misuse of power.

The cast includes Claire Coultry (Ariel), Ben Goodridge (Stephano), Noel Andrew Harron (Caliban), Glenn Lloyd (Antonio), Sean Luckham (Alonso), Gary Roe (Trinculo), Harry Stone (Sebastian), Tyler Davis-Smith (Bosun). New company members include Anthony Cable (Gonzalo), Thomas Harvey (Ferdinand) and Yasmin Wakefield (Miranda).

S4K's The Tempest, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare's play, written by Julian Chenery & Matt Gimblett, with musical direction by Mike Webborn, choreography and musical staging by Grace Harrington, design by Phil Newman and director Julian Chenery.

Ashcroft Theatre is located on Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1DG. Box office: 020 8688 9291. The show runs Tuesday 15 February at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets: £18.00; under 16s: £11.00. Visit www.shakespeare4kidz.com for more information.

S4K's THE TEMPEST UK TOUR 2013:

Tuesday 15 January 13
Croydon
Ashcroft Theatre
10:30am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 16 January
Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre 10:30 am & 1.30pm

Thursday 17 January
Crawley
The Hawth
10:30 am & 1.30pm

Friday 18 Jan
King's Lynn
Corn Exchange
10:30 am & 1.30pm

Monday 21 Jan
Wakefield
Theatre Royal & Opera House
10:30 am & 1.30pm

Tue 22 Jan
Wolverhampton
Grand Theatre
10:30 am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 23 Jan
Salford
The Lowry
10.30am & 1.30 pm

Wednesday 20 February
Swindon
Wyvern Theatre
10.30am & 1.30 pm

Thursday 21 &?Friday 22 February
Weston-super-Mare
The Playhouse Theatre
10.00am & 1.30pm

Monday 25 February 13
Wellingborough
The Castle Theatre
10.30am & 1.30 pm

Tuesday 26 February
Mansfield
Palace Theatre
10.30am & 1.30 pm

Wednesday 27 February
Ipswich
Regent Theatre
10.30am & 1.30 pm

Thursday 28 February
Dorking
Dorking Halls
10:30am & 1.30pm

Monday 4 &?Tuesday 5 March
Ellesmere Port
Civic Hall
10:30am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 6 March
Ulverston
Coronation Hall
10:30am & 1.30pm

Thursday 7 March
Carlisle
Sands Centre
10:30am & 1.30pm

Friday 8 March
Bradford
St George's Hall
10:30am & 1.30pm

Monday 11 March
Gravesend
Woodville Halls Theatre
10:30am & 1.30pm

Tuesday 12 March
Worthing
Pavilion Theatre
10:30am & 1.30pm

Wednesday 13 March
Barnstaple
10:30am & 1.30pm

Thursday 14 March
Salisbury
City Hall
10:30am & 1.30pm

Monday 18 - Thursday 21 March
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Theatre
10:00am & 1.30pm

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