The Tempest

Confirmed for CBeebies on 30 March at 9.20am to 10.20am

Friday 30 March



A Magic Island, Stormy Shipwreck and Royal Mystery! Patrick Robinson is Prospero, as Swashbuckle’s Captain Captain helps William Shakespeare with his play - CBeebies The Tempest.

Filmed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, in front of a live invited audience, CBeebies The Tempest is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for families and preschoolers with original Shakespeare text surrounded by magic, music and mischief.

Following on from CBeebies A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Steven Kynman is back as William Shakespeare, this time with backstage help from Swashbuckle’s Captain Captain, Jennie Dale. Andy Day takes on the fantastical Shakespearean role of the island monster Caliban while Justin Fletcher is the comical King’s jester, Trinculo. With Patrick Robinson as Prospero, and Annette Badland as his good friend Gonzala, CBeebies The Tempest brings together an amazing cast to perform one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays.

Set on an island not far from Italy, the play tells the story of Prospero, one time Duke of Milan who lives with his daughter, Miranda, their monster servant Caliban and a magical, musical and mostly invisible sprite called Ariel.