City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society to perform Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Ely College

City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society performs The Tempest from July 22-25. Picture: D STUART PHOTOGR

City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society performs The Tempest from July 22-25. Picture: D STUART PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment will be performed next week by City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society.

City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society performs The Tempest from July 22-25. Picture: D STUART PHOTOGR

City of Ely Amateur Dramatic Society performs The Tempest from July 22-25. Picture: D STUART PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

The Tempest, a tale of love, revenge and loyalty, runs at Needhams Hall, Ely College, from July 23-25.

The story concerns Miranda, a lovely young maiden, and Prospero, her magician father, who dwell on an enchanted island with their servants - Ariel, an invisible spirit and Caliban, a monstrous native.

Into their idyllic but isolated lives comes a shipwrecked party that includes the enemies who usurped Prospero’s dukedom years before, and set him and his daughter adrift on the ocean.

Also among the castaways is a handsome prince, the first young man Miranda has ever seen.

Shows start at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale for £8 from Burrows Bookshop, Ely, on 01353 669759; or £8.50 online (includes booking fee) at www.elyamateurdramatics.org

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