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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Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Paul Englishby
Director: Gregory Doran
Designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting: Simon Spencer
Sound: Jeremy Dunn, Andrew Franks
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Video designer: Finn Ross
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company