Theatres and coronavirus
From Monday 19 July, theatres in London are allowed to operate without capacity limits.
And all legal restrictions imposed by the government will be removed.
However, most theatres will still be following procedures such as electronic ticketing etc and may require masks to be worn.
Note that some performances have been cancelled where cast or staff have tested positive and need to isolate.
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10 Sep to 9 Oct 2021
Jermyn Street Theatre
Image: Jermyn Street Theatre
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.”
The stranger and his daughter live alone on a remote island.
Some people say he's an artist. Others say he practises magic.
But today is different.
Prospero spots his oldest enemies passing close by in a fragile boat, and he conjures up a storm that will change all of their lives forever.
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Not available
This production of Shakespeare's final play is loosely inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin on the island of Tahiti.
Michael Pennington, one of the foremost Shakespearean actors of his generation, plays Prospero for the first time and is Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and founded the English Shakespeare Company.
A four-time Olivier Award nominee, his numerous roles include Lear, Hamlet, Richard II, Hal/Henry V, Macbeth, Leontes, Anthony, and Coriolanus.
Tom Littler is Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, a former Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company and is currently a finalist in the OffWestEnd Awards for his production of All's Well That Ends Well.
Note: owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, the original run of this version of The Tempest had to be cancelled (though press night has just been held on 13 March - you can read our review here - and now gets rescheduled to 2021.
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
The Half tickets £25 (£21 concessions) booked before 9 February.
The Quarter tickets £28 (£24 concessions) booked between 10 February and 10 March.
Beginners tickets £31 (£27 concessions) booked after 11 March.
5@5 Every day at 5pm, 5 tickets will be sold for £5, subject to availability. They are bookable in person at the box office, or by telephone. To be eligible, you must be under 30 or a member of Equity. Take proof of age/membership to the performance.
Michael Pennington as Prospero
Peter Bramhill as Sebastian and Trinculo
Kirsty Bushell as Miranda
Richard Derrington as Antonio and Stephano
Lynn Farleigh as Gonzalo
Jim Findley as Alonso
Whitney Kehinde as Ariel
Tam Williams as Ferdinand and Caliban
Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Max Pappenheim
Director: Tom Littler
Designer: Neil Irish, Anett Black
Lighting: Will Reynolds
Sound: Max Pappenheim
Movement: Julia Cave