At The Hope Theatre, Islington, N1 1RL

PRESS NIGHT: 7.45pm, Thursday 2nd July 2015

Prospero and his daughter have been wronged, set adrift in the Mediterranean by a usurping sibling and a rival king. They have lived on a deserted island for 12 years…well, almost deserted. When fate brings his enemies sailing past the island, Prospero decides to take matters into his own hands. What follows is a story of love, freedom and the consequences of heavy drinking.

A storm is about to descend on Upper Street…brave the elements and witness a company of four actors romping through this magical comedy. This fresh adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic stays entirely faithful to the original text, whilst offering a riotous departure from the norm.

Thick as Thieves was founded by Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd. Between them they have clocked up thousands of miles travelling round the UK performing in open-air Shakespeare productions. The Tempest will sweep into Islington accompanied by some of outdoor theatre’s finest elements: relentless energy, breakneck costume changes, real foliage…and the best part is, you won’t need your umbrella.

“These are not natural events; they strengthen from strange to stranger.”

Running time: 90 minutes with no interval


Nicky Diss Miranda, Antonia, Stephano

Ariel Harrison Ariel, Gonzalo

Marcus Houden Prospero, Sebastian, Trinculo

Thomas Judd Caliban, Ferdinand, Alonso


Director Nicky Diss

Producers Nicky Diss & Thomas Judd

Stage Manager Ariel Harrison

Composer David Knight

Company Information

Thick as Thieves was founded by Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd. The company aims to produce high quality theatre with a sense of fun. Our productions are affordable and accessible, proving that theatre is truly for everyone.

Listings Information



The Hope Theatre

207 Upper Street

London N1 1RL

30 June – 18 July

Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm

Saturday matinee 3.30pm

Tickets £14 & £12 concs

Box Office: 0333 666 3366

Social Media Details

Twitter: @TheHopeTheatre

Facebook: /thehopetheatre

Twitter: @thickthieves

Facebook: /thickasthievestheatre