St John’s on-the-Hill-School put on a funny and musical version of Shakespeare’s classic tale, The Tempest.

Opening with a powerful storm and dramatic shipwreck, The Tempest was performed in modern English, combined with some of the original Shakespearean text. It followed the story of Prospero (Eddie Hillman), a powerful sorcerer, and his innocent daughter Miranda (Isabelle Voyce), who have been stranded on an island. A magical plot of revenge, love and forgiveness unfolded with catchy songs, delivering a lighter version of Shakespeare’s last ever play.

Rachael Shakeshaft, Director of Studies and Head of Drama at St John’s on-the-Hill School, said: “The cast thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Full of energy and emotion, it provided pupils with the opportunity to experience Shakespeare in a way that is engaging, inclusive and exciting. They all had lots of fun and the audience, of all ages, really enjoyed our comedic twist on this classic tale.”