The Tempest - June 2019

Our 2019 production will be a new production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, the wonderful The Tempest to be directed by John Timewell. The play will be staged over one week from 18th – 22nd June 2019. Prospero, the true Duke of Milan is now living on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban and Ariel, a spirit of the air. Raising a storm to bring his brother – the usurper of his dukedom – along with his royal entourage, to the island, Prospero plans his revenge.


I am pleased to advise you that our production of The Tempest has raised £15,455 which is the second highest amount out of our ten productions and brings the total raised in the last ten years to £112,832. The donations to our charities are therefore :
Charity Amount
Child Bereavement UK £15,150
Rotary & Wooden Spoon £295
Total £15,445



We thoroughly enjoyed it, your best yet and a bit of rain and no microphones just added to the drama ! Duncan & Zara Everett Great performance. Well done to cast and crew under challenging circumstances. Sandie King A great evening thanks and well done! Hope you didn’t all get too wet. Therese Crawley Brilliantly acted and produced. Well done Garden Players for another excellent evening for an extremely good cause. Lesley Wells I enjoyed the play. It was a marvellous setting and the actors did a great job. Dave Goodall We both enjoyed The Tempest: it was really well done.  It brought out the story clearly and the complex character of Prospero. Maybe you should warn people like me to take appropriate medication.   I was really feeling queasy in the opening scene when you were all swaying about clinging on to ropes for your survival.  But then, I am a really bad sailor. Joe & Ruth Taylor I saw a performance of the Tempest at Stubbings near Maidenhead at the weekend and I saw that you (Stuart) and Trish are supporters of The Garden Players. It was an excellent evening – helped of course by a bit of good weather – but the acting was very good. Ian Shackleton ( Email sent to our sponsors )

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The Cast

Part Actor
Alonso Steve McAdam
Sebastian Gerard Nolan
Prospero Tim Harling
Antonio Rob Aldington
Ferdinand Nick Stopien
Gonzalo Graham Weeks
Adrian Sam Wimbush
Caliban James Gwynne
Trinculo Debbie Keenan
Stephano Paul Freeman
Boatswain Sam Wimbush
Miranda Emily Plumridge
Ariel Gráinne Harling
Iris Jan Edwards
Ceres Bernadette Nolan
Juno Jenny Weeks
  Performance Dates:
Date Time Price
Tuesday 18 June 2019 7:30pm £18.00 (£15.00 Conc.)
Wednesday 19 June 2019 7:30pm £18.00
Thursday 20 June 2019 7:30pm £18.00 (£15.00 Conc.)
Friday 21 June 2019 7:30pm £18.00
Saturday 22 June 2019 7:30pm £18.00
Ordering tickets: Tickets can be bought online at: or by downloading and completing the following booking form.