Cast of The Tempest - photo courtesy Nick Rutter
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world,
That has such people in it!"
A storm at sea - a ship is broken by the waves, and a king and his court are washed up on the shore of a mysterious island.
The desolate isle appears uninhabited but, unseen in the shadows, a powerful magician plots his revenge.
The fate of all the shipwrecked souls now rests in his hands.
Will he give in to his anger, or will his love for his daughter redeem them all?
Inspired by the courtly royal masques of the 17th century, and the designs of Inigo Jones, The Tempest is an evening of pomp and promenade, of magic and illusion.
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Prospero - Jamie Newall
Ariel - Charlotte Christensen
Ferdinand/Boatswain - Linford Johnson
Miranda/Gonzalo - Joanne Thomson
Caliban/Antonio - Prince Plockey
Trinculo/Alonso - Paul Brendan
Stephano/Sebastian - Reginald Edwards
Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Candida Caldicot
Director: Daniel Winder
Set designer: Mike Leopold
Costume designer: Anna Sances
Musical direction: Tim Shaw
Lighting: Benjamin Polya
Sound: Filipe Gomes
Visual effects: Andrew Room (magic consultant)
Movement: Francesca Bridge-Cicic