It’s a real departure for Uninvited Guests to make an adaptation of a canonical play, but we like a challenge. We began our research at the RSC archive where we looked at old photos, scripts, and even an original first folio. All of that history carries with it a weight and responsibility – but also an urge to be a bit irreverent. We began by asking ourselves how does Uninvited Guests work with a Shakespearean play, and how is that play relevant to us and what’s happening now. We have tended to devise our own work, discovering the text by improvising, carrying out documentary interviews or collaborating with the audience to write the show. This Last Tempest sees us respond to a Shakespeare text that’s part of our shared personal and cultural histories in our own way, applying our politics, along with devised theatre approaches, and integrating music and sound.