Cast and crew on set for a rare photo together
TACT performing For the Love of a Butterfly and winning the English Finals 2014
TACT (UK) Performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2013
A Tiny Tempest
By William Shakespeare
(adapted by Rebekah Fortune)
A Tiny Tempest is a fast paced, high-energy adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, aimed at
families and young people.Developed for the RSC cultural Olympiad in 2012,using the original language and telling the entire story in 55 minutes, this joyous yet moving romp is perfect for English/Drama Students and young people looking to be excited by Shakespeare.
Prospera, a sorcerer and the rightful ruler of Milan, dwells on an enchanted isle with daughter, Miranda.. Prospera is served on the island by Ariel, a spirit freed from a tree, with magic along with Caliban, son of the witch Sycorax. When magic reveals that a ship bearing old enemies is sailing near the island, Prospera summons a storm to wreck their ship. The survivors make it to shore in scattered groups. Among these is Ferdinand, the son of Alonsa. He is lulled to Prospera's abode by captivating singing, where he meets Miranda, who is enthralled with the young prince.
Meanwhile, the survivors wander the island in search of Ferdinand. Prospera, still mad with them, summons Ariel to torment them and much hilarity ensues. The love of the young prince and Miranda finally helps the former rivals to reunite and a wedding is arranged.
With a stunning set design, an original score and breathtaking costumes this production is a captivating feast for the senses. Music, slapstick comedy and romance, lift this abridged production of The Tempest out of the ordinary.
Populated by a raucous ensemble of unruly spirits, unfortunate clowns and usurping royals, this production creates an island paradise populated with airy delights, that audiences of all ages would be hard-pressed to leave!
My Best Friend *****
Performed with such sensitive restraint that although the topics raised are dark and emotive you cannot help but laugh....Absolutely one of the best things I have ever seen at the Fringe.. Three Weeks
Perseus The Gorgon Slayer *****
Children and adults alike were enthralled, innovative and imaginative presentation all added to a superb performance... The Herald
Theseus and the Minotaur ****
An impressively clear unravelling of a complex tale, the cast create a colourfully inventive tale that keeps everyone enthralled... The Scotsman
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Total Arts Community Theatre ... An amateur production company based in Tamworth who are staging innovative and compelling productions for one act plays.
This group were All England winners in 1999, 2007,2009,2012, and British winners in 2007. Being a small company with less than 20 members and with no permanent theatre or rehearsal space, we take to the stage in venues ranging from sumptuous to the primitive.