Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).


Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.


However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.


The show below is due to open after the reopening date given above so it is possible it will go ahead, but you are advised to check the booking link to confirm.



The Tempest

4 star rating

15 Jan to 13 Feb 2021

Jermyn Street Theatre

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.
The Tempest at Jermyn Street Theatre

Image: Jermyn Street Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


“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, 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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Theatre


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Postal address:
16b Jermyn Street
London SW1Y 6ST

Box office tel: 020 7287 2875

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 15 January 2021

Press night:Friday 13 March 2020

Closes:Saturday 13 February 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Tickets


Previews:
£15

Standard:
-

Concessions:

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.


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Cast


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


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Max Pappenheim
Director: Tom Littler
Designer: Neil Irish, Anett Black
Lighting: Will Reynolds
Sound: Max Pappenheim
Movement: Julia Cave

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