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Introducing The Tempest cast

24th June 2022

We’re delighted to be introducing the cast of The Tempest, our upcoming Senior Youth Theatre production.

We caught up with some of the cast to find out more about the rehearsal process, and what audiences can expect.

The cast of The Tempest

Ledbury Senior Youth Theatre member Sophie Watkins, a teenage girl with short brown hair wearing a dark grey tshirt

Sophie Watkins – Ledbury Senior Youth Theatre

Can you tell us a little bit about the play you are working on?
The classic Shakespeare drama-dy, The Tempest. The almighty Prospero (‘all hail great master’) casts a storm, a tempest, if you will, to seek revenge on those who have wronged him.

What is your role?
I am one of the Ariel Ensemble. I have been able to participate in aerial hoop workshops with the Courtyard and Wye Circus. Our groups all have our individual characters, and all interact with each other and Prospero.

Why should an audience come and see the play?
Because it is brilliant! It’s visually appealing and the actors are outstanding.

 

Hereford Senior Youth Theatre member Izzy Gourley, a teenage girl with short brown hair

 

Izzy Gourley – Hereford Senior Youth Theatre

What is your role?
I play Stephano, the King of Naples’ drunken butler. The story follows him and his friend Trincolo as they engage in entertaining and dubious antics with the monster of the island, Caliban.

What has been the best thing about rehearsals?
The best thing about rehearsals has been getting along with my cast mates. The closeness helps the relationships between the characters feel more authentic.

Why is Youth Theatre important?
Youth Theatre is important because it brings people together and really helps with improving confidence.

 

Hereford Senior Youth Theatre member Owen Shepherd, a teenage boy with short blonde hair wearing a black shirt

 

Owen Shepherd – Hereford Senior Youth Theatre

What is your role?
I am one of the assistant directors. I have been supporting the actors in a variety of performance areas, such as line learning, characterisation, and physical theatre.

What has been the best thing in rehearsals?
Watching the actors progress and develop their skills in different areas.

Why should an audience come and see the play?
It will be a very fun and engaging atmosphere. Come for the show. Stay for the social atmosphere.

 

The Courtyard Senior Youth Theatre’s production of The Tempest

The Tempest will be on our Main House stage on Thursday 28, Friday 29 & Saturday 30 July at 7.30pm (plus a 2.30pm matinee performance on Saturday 30 July).

Book tickets to The Tempest now!