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The Tempest


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.
The Tempest at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - romance

Director:
Gregory Doran

Author:
William Shakespeare

Production:
Royal Shakespeare Company

Music:
Paul Englishby

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 30 June 2017

Press night:Thursday 6 July 2017

Closes:Friday 18 August 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:
Monday ‑ 7‑15pm Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm (7pm 6 July) Friday ‑ 7‑15pm Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm

Matinee:
Saturday - 1-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £63.50

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Creatives


Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Simon Spencer
Sound: Jeremy Dunn, Andrew Franks
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Video designer: Finn Ross

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