This Island’s Mine

By Toby Hulse

Ariel was always here.

Caliban was born here.

And Stephano has just arrived.

They all claim ‘this island’s mine’. But do any of them have that right? And what happens if they can’t agree?

Set in the extraordinary world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Roustabout present a playful and daring exploration of the place we choose to call home. Filled with magic, music and mayhem, this show explores themes of colonialism, identity and place, encouraging young people to ask: Where do I belong? Where is my home? Is it truly mine?

For KS2 and above.

This is really speaking to our students… we can do something wonderful… this is cutting edge curriculum development.
Jo Jefferson, St Katherine’s

Tour dates

Date Venue
Sep 25 The Poly, Cornwall
Oct 2-3 Burton Taylor, Oxford
Oct 9 The Egg, Bath
Oct 16 Theatre Clwyd, Mold
Oct 20 Blackwood Miners Institute
Oct 23 Bridport Arts Centre
Oct 24 Exeter Phoenix
Oct 27 The Pound, Corsham
Oct 28 – 31 Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Nov 3 The Astor, Deal
Nov 6 Valley Arts, Chew Valley
This Island's Mine poster with three hands reaching towards desert island, plus logos: Roustabout and Tobacco Factory

This Island’s Mine for schools

Developed with the support of Tobacco Factory Theatres, This Island’s Mine will be available for schools in spring 2021. We are working with the One Bristol Curriculum and the University of Bristol to create a special filmed resource that will be made available to everyone who books.

This will include a full version of the production, that can be rewatched after the live performance, and a commentary on the play from experts, teachers, students, and the creative team, putting the play and its themes in its social and historical context, and giving stimuli for further debate and research.