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Hidden in the darkness, somewhere in the shadows, is the story of a storm, an island, and a man with unfathomable powers…

An invitation from the Gamesmaster and the appearance of a mysterious key is the beginning of  a voyage of discovery for secondary school students and their teachers. Inside the hub and around the school, the completion of each challenge draws them deeper into the world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Prospero’s Island was a project with The Hackney Learning Trust and the Petchey Academy, designed to engage Year 7 and 8 students with Shakespeare. Learning objectives included increasing pupil engagement with literacy, improving standards in writing, speaking and listening at Key Stage 3, and improving social learning. Students were invited into a dark and exciting world of detailed installations, where performers set them team-based challenges to unlock further levels and spaces across their school.

Prospero’s Island was generously supported by The Hackney Learning Trust.

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Creative Team

  • Director

    Hector Harkness

  • Designer

    Julie Landau

  • Sound Designer

    Stephen Dobbie

  • Lighting Designer

    Euan Maybank


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