Tempest hits the Italian Gardens next month

The Italian Gardens Eastbourne June 26th 2013 E26191P
The Italian Gardens Eastbourne June 26th 2013 E26191P

EODS Productions will be performing The Tempest at the picturesque Italian Gardens (nightly at 7.45pm from July 24-August 3, excluding Sunday)

King Alonso of Naples and his entourage sail home from Italy after attending his daughter Claribel’s wedding in Tunis, Africa.

They encounter a violent storm, or Tempest. Everyone jumps overboard and are washed ashore on a strange island inhabited by the magician Prospero who has deliberately conjured up the storm. Prospero is in fact the rightful Duke of Milan who had been put to sea to die with his three-year-old daughter Miranda by his brother, Antonio who was in league with King Alfonso.

Prospero and Miranda live in a cave on the island which is also inhabited by Ariel, a sprite who carries out Prospero’s bidding, and the ugly, half human Caliban.

Tickets cost from (£8(restricted view) to £13, call 412000.