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Primary Shakespeare is performed by four professional actors to an audience of children who have attended a series of Shakespeare workshops at school. The adapted version is a great opportunity for the children's first experience of a performance of a Shakespeare play. The public performance of the production is a special chance for adults and children alike to enjoy Shakespeare.

On Prospero's island, nothing is quite what it seems. When the King's boat is caught up in a supernatural shipwreck, all the survivors - even Trinculo the clown - must face their demons and hope for forgiveness. Meanwhile, Miranda is finding out that there's a whole new world beyond the island, if you're brave enough to explore it. If every ending is also a new beginning, what story would you want to tell? Shakespeare's magical tale of betrayal and hope explored for a younger audience. Primary Shakespeare has been an important part of the Orange Tree's education programme for over 20 years, with around 4000 children taking part each year.

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