Storm, The

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A modern practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of 2005. Read More >

Storm, The
Descending from the heavenly sphere of the gods to the mortal world below, Arcturus raises a mighty storm. For Labrax, a ‘procurer’ of women, the storm brings shipwreck and ruin. For his two female captives it offers a chance of escape.

Washed up on a rocky coastline the two women seek refuge in the shrine of Venus, but it seems that the goddess alone cannot protect them. They are forced to rely instead on the help of the elderly Daemones, who is already struggling to control his reluctant slaves: the impudent Sceparnio and the inept Gripus.

Drawn from a lost Greek play, The Storm is the most popular of Plautus’ Roman comedies. Shakespeare was certainly influenced by Plautus and this raucous, burlesque play is a natural choice for his roman amphitheatre.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 30/07/2005

Closing Night: 30/09/2005

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Designer - Laura Hopkins

Author - Peter Oswald, after Platius