Fan favourites return for My First Play: After The Storm - A Retelling of The Tempest

Posted by The Garage Thursday 20 February 2020, 12:34
The cast of My First Play: After The Storm - A Retelling of The Tempest

Some fan favourites will join us as we set sail on another Shakespearean journey – My First Play: After The Storm, A Retelling of The Tempest.

Audiences will remember Emily Panes, playing Miranda, from last year’s My First Panto: Rapunzel. Alex Tosh, playing her father, the wizard Prospero, appeared in our debut My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap.

Jack Blakey, playing Ferdinand, was in My First Panto: Jack and The Beansprout and My First Circus: The Littlest Mermaid. They’ll be joined by Norfolk actress Joanna Brown, playing Ariel, who was in the Norwich production of My First Panto: Little Red Riding Hood.

The interactive musical adventure for ages up to seven and their families is our latest co-production with Norwich-based theatre company All-In Productions and is full of singing, dance and play.

Writer and director Daniel Burgess said: “It’s amazing to welcome back some of the My First family. Emily, Alex, Jack and Joanna were big hits with audiences. They get what the My First shows are about and really know how to make them fun for all ages. I can’t think of anyone better to be stranded on a desert island with for two weeks. We’re going to have a great time.”

The ship we were travelling on has sunk. As the storm fades and the rain stops falling, we find ourselves on a magical desert island. While beautiful, it’s not home. Also trapped on the island are the magician Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Can the magical creature Ariel help us all find our way home?

My First Play: After The Storm – A Retelling of The Tempest runs Wednesday 25 March to Thursday 9 April at 10.15AM, 1.15PM and 3.15PM. Relaxed performances are Sunday 29 March at 10.15AM and Thursday 2 April at 1.15PM. BSL interpreted performances are Thursday 26 March at 10.15AM; Saturday 28 March at 1.15PM and Wednesday 8 April at 3.15PM. There's an audio-described performance Saturday 28 March at 10.15AM.

It lasts 50-60 minutes, depending on how much youngsters play, and tickets are £12.50 adults / £7.50 children / under 1s go free.

If you buy your tickets to My First Circus: Lessons of The Jungle Book and My First Panto: Goldilocks and The Three Bears before 23 March you get your tickets for My First Play: After The Storm - A Retelling of The Tempest for free. Offer automatically applied at purchase. See our website for full terms and conditions.

To book call the box office on 01603 283382 or visit www.thegarage.org.uk