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image for Festival item typeChepstow Festival : The Tempest at Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Festival, Fri 5 Jul 2019

The Tempest

The Tempest


llyria play Shakespeare as close to the original in content and Elizabethan style and staging, performing the text uncut with 5 actors - it’s swift, it’s polished and it’s spoken beautifully - and including live music and song. Renowned for their clarity, quality and ingenuity this year they turn to The Tempest, Shakespeare's final play, lyrical thought-provoking and raucously funny.

More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise! 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?

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 5 Jul 2019 19:30
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Gates Open 6:45pm


Tickets £14 full, £12 concession, £10 child (under 16s), £42 family (2+2) in advance from Chepstow Museum tel 01291 625981 (11-4)
On the gate on the night £16 full /£14 conc /£12 child / £50 family


Chepstow Castle


Town Centre,
NP16 5EY



Plan route to Chepstow Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: ST 534941  Lat: 51.64375 Long: -2.67483

M4 Eastbound Junction 23 or Westbound Junction 21 and take the M48; at Junction 2 take the A466 & A48 for Chepstow.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Chepstow station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access