The Tempest in Milan

An English Theatre Milan Project

All Saints Church, Via Solferino 17 | May 4th, 8pm

CAM, corso Garibaldi 27 | May 5th, 4pm


Differently from previous English Theatre Milan productions, the present one is supported by several multidisciplinary contributions, an indication that the workshop is turning into an exciting ‘research lab’: Artist Betta Marzorati has very generously designed a backcloth for the Banquet scene, a group of students from the Scuola di Scenografia (Brera) have designed the Banquet and given of their expertise in the area of props and costumes. For the first time, we have hosted an internee from the Università Cattolica. We are deeply grateful to all of them for their support.

Director: Maggie Rose

Assistant director: Melissa Marino

Musical collaboration directed by Amy Barton, artistic director of the Youth Choir of Milan and soprano in the Milan Singers.

Cast: Tommaso Bavestrelli (Caliban), Amy Barton (Prospero), Manfredi Costa (Gonzalo), Julia DiBona (Sebastian), Giulia Gibbon (Ariel), Verlie Anne Jones (Trinculo), Hugo McCafferty (Alonso), Melissa Marino (Stephano), Shila Pakbaz (Antonio), Daria Popa (Miranda), Eugenio Scotti Camuzzi (Ferdinand).

Banquet Design: Beatrice Di Vincenzo, Margherita Magnoni, Matilde Paganini, Martina Toia (Scuola di Scenografia, Accademia di Brera)
Banquet backdrop: Betta Marzorati
Poster: Claudia Moltrasio
Assistant Stage manager: Julia DiBona
Producer: Sal Cabras
Historic Fencing Master: Manuel Rezkalla
Photos and Video: Elena Clara Savino, Matteo Zavattoni, Shila Pakbaz, James and Liz Willetts

The Tempest in Milan

The play explores diversity and exclusion/inclusion, sustainability and the climate emergency, conflict, revenge and reconciliation, making it chime loudly in our contemporary world. Ours is a new abridged version in slightly modernized English (running time approx. 90 mins).
The result of our annual Shakespeare workshop, this Tempest will be the first production of the play in English ever staged in Milan. It features a cast of professionals and non-professionals, mostly mother tongue, from the USA, UK, Ireland, Iran and Italy.
Our production is unique in another way; its very title, The Tempest in Milan, indicates links between this tragicomedy and Milan. The lead characters Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, his daughter Miranda, and brother Antonio, come from Milan, and the name of our city is mentioned over twenty times. We hope this interpretation will contribute to making Milan a ‘Shakespearian’ city as it well deserves.

Meet the Cast!

May 4th performance at All Saints Church

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