The Tempest at Stafford Castle goes down a storm

Steve Orme

More than 8,000 people saw Stafford Festival Shakespeare’s production of The Tempest at Stafford Castle—beating the attendance for 2016’s Othello.

“What an incredible few weeks it’s been,” said producer Derrick Gask. “Without doubt this has been the most critically well-received show in the history of Stafford Festival Shakespeare. Everyone involved in this year’s production has been blown away by the response and we must say a big thank-you to our loyal audiences who came out in force to support us.”

“It’s also nice to see ticket sales up on the previous year, despite some unseasonal conditions for the first few performances of The Tempest. I’m absolutely delighted that Stafford Festival Shakespeare continues to attract audiences from across the region and beyond. We remain hugely proud of the festival and long may it continue.”