The Tempest

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A group of teenagers gather in South London to put on a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Tempest. Nine months of storms and slaving await.


Combining performance footage with talking heads, this account of a South London drama group’s Shakespeare production explores notions of national identity and assesses the mood of 21st-century urban youth, with mixed results.

Using the Bard as a route to examining British identity and the role of young people in society makes for interesting, occasionally insightful viewing.