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Shakespeare in Salterton: The Tempest

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A much-loved Shakespeare play performed in a Budleigh garden at the home of Fairlynch Museum’s co-founder Joy Gawne by a troupe of enthusiastic local actors… What more would you want for a Saturday summer evening’s entertainment?
Exeter & Countess Wear Community Theatre will stage an outdoor performance of The Tempest in the garden of Cramalt Lodge at 2 Cricketfield Lane. Members of the cast are featured on this poster.
Director Jill Coram says, ‘I am particularly looking forward to directing this play with its so many facets, including betrayal, colonisation, slavery, murderous plotting and magic. Then there is of course the shipwreck and was it the shipwreck which started off a course of events which affected all the characters you will see in the play. Come along and judge for yourself!’
Jill explained that the location was suggested by Joy Gawne’s niece. ‘Once I viewed it, I felt it was perfect and lent itself beautifully to “The Tempest”.’
Known for her love of theatre as well as…