This Island’s Mine

Three actors in colourful costumes in desert island setting
Three actors in desert island setting. Two a re having a conversation, looking into the distance, while the third sits reading a book.
Two actors talking in desert island setting. One looks nervous as the other offers something.

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

This Island’s Mine for schools

Developed with the support of Tobacco Factory Theatres, This Island’s Mine is now available for schools and universities.

We’re thrilled to announce that the full production, filmed at the Burton Taylor Studio at the Oxford Playhouse, is now available via the subscription platform, DigitalTheatre+.

We also have a comprehensive Education Pack available, developed in partnership with the One Bristol Curriculum and the University of Bristol.

This includes a filmed staged reading of the production, commentary on the play from experts, teachers, students, and the creative team, and further reading materials which help put the play and its themes in its social and historical context, and provide stimuli for further debate and research.

Please contact us by emailing if you would like any further information.



  • Ariel: Kesty Morrison
  • Caliban: Robin Hemmings
  • Stephano: Eleanor Pead

Creative Team

  • Director: Toby Hulse
  • Associate Director: Oliver de Rohan
  • Designer: Maria Terry
  • Composer: Tarek Merchant
  • Lighting Designer: Jeremy Costello
  • Set Builder: Jonathan Attwood
  • Sound Designer: Oliver Wareham
  • Deputy Musical Director: Robin Hemmings
  • Movement Director: Alice Massey
  • Prop Maker: Tish Mantripp
  • Stage Manager: Guy Benedict Jones