THEATR Mwldan’s summer of outdoor events at Cardigan Castle continues with Illyria’s fantastic production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest on Wednesday, August 14.

The magician Prospero is marooned on an island with his daughter Miranda. With the assistance of a powerful air spirit he keeps in servitude, he conjures up a storm to shipwreck his enemies on the shore of the island.

Inexorably they are driven towards the centre of the island to answer to Prospero – until Prospero learns that in spite of everything, Miranda has met and fallen in love with Ferdinand, the son of his enemy.

Which is greater – his thirst for revenge or his aptitude for forgiveness?

The play, believed to be the last that Shakespeare wrote single-handedly, is lyrical, thought-provoking and raucously funny.

More than 400 years after it was written it still has the capacity to surprise. It’s swift, it’s polished and it’s spoken beautifully - scholars on both sides of the Atlantic agree that Illyria’s performance style is the most authentically Elizabethan to be seen.

Tickets for Illyria: The Tempest are £15 per adult (£13 concession), £10 per child, and are available now from Theatr Mwldan’s box office on 01239 621200, online at or via the Mwldan app.

The doors open 6pm, with the performance starting at 7pm.