Image: Barbican Theatre
Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
In a unique partnership with Intel, the Royal Shakespeare Company will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
The Tempest will be the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young theatregoers and families.
On a distant island a man waits.
Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation.
But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island.
Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will.
When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him.
Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore.
When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.
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Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm (7pm 6 July)
Friday ‑ 7‑15pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm
£18 tickets (£16 for RSC Education Members) available for Monday to Thursday performances. 1 free teacher’s ticket is available for every 10 students.
20% off for Monday and Tuesday evenings and midweek matinee performances. Maximum of 9 per transaction.
16-25 Year Olds
20 £5 tickets are reserved for individuals aged 16-25 (except Press Night). Available over the phone or in person. Individuals must make the booking themselves, maximum two per person. All tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office until one hour before the performance when proof of ID will be required.
50% off all performances
Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Simon Spencer
Sound: Jeremy Dunn, Andrew Franks
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Video designer: Finn Ross