#ChesterCulture – Minerva Arts Presents ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare


Minerva Arts’ Seniors Youth Theatre for ages 11-18 have been working hard to create a show stopping performance, which crashes ashore at the University of Chester this weekend.

The performance space at the Kingsway Campus will be transformed into a new world for an immersive theatre experience, enabling the audience to move around with the actors and take a journey through the story.

Artistic Director, Steph Brocken said: ‘This is the first time that Minerva Youth Theatre have tackled a Shakespeare piece and The Tempest provides not only a great challenge for the young people but also an opportunity to put their characteristic spin on a classic and well-known story’.
Minerva’s members have had a great deal of input into the creation of this piece and this Shakespeare classic will be re-told with a quirky new twist, Minerva-style .

Minerva Arts was founded in 2009 by Steph Brocken and Hayley Wood, and since taking over the Youth Theatre group in 2011 they have become well known for creating unusual and contemporary performance pieces. The Tempest is no different.

This performance forms part of a season of work being shared by Minerva Youth Theatre’s three groups. This season is completed by Malpas Youth Theatre’s brand new piece ‘Whodunnit?’, to be performed on 31st March, 7.30pm at Malpas Young Person’s Centre and ‘Dark Ark Lane’, created by the 7-11 group which will be performed on 26th March, 12pm, at Cheshire Military Museum.

More information about any of these performances can be found here on their website.

The Tempest is being generously supported by the Foyle Foundation and Cllr Richard Beacham’s Member Budget.

The Tempest

University of Chester Kingsway Campus

1st and 2nd April 2016

Tickets: £6 for adults and £4 for concessions.

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