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RSC Tempest announces casting update

Published May 23, 2017

A casting update has been announced today for the transfer of the RSC’s production of The Tempest, which opens at the Barbican from 30 June – 18 August 2017, following a sold-out run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon last year.

Gregory Doran will again direct the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, and Mark Quartley as Ariel. RSC Associate Artist Joe Dixon will continue to play Caliban.

Other cast includes Alison Arnopp (Spirit), Jonathan Broadbent (Antonio) Laura Cairns (Spirit), Elly Condron (Iris), Daniel Easton (Ferdinand), Caleb Frederick (Spirit), Samantha Hay (Ceres), James Hayes (Stephano), Sarah Kameela Impey (Spirit), Matthew McPherson (Francisco), Joseph Mydell (Gonzalo), Jenny Rainsford (Miranda), Darren Raymond (Boatswain), Joe Shire (Master of the Ship), Oliver Towse (Adrian), Simon Trinder (Trinculo), James Tucker (Alonso), Tom Turner (Sebastian), Jennifer Witton (Juno).

This production of Shakespeare’s late play, in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios, has been in development since September 2015, and has broken new boundaries in theatre-making with the very first live motion capture performance appearing in a major classical stage production.

The production is designed by RSC Director of Design Stephen Brimson Lewis, with Digital Character Creation by The Imaginarium Studios, Video by Finn Ross and Lighting by Simon Spencer. Music is composed by Paul Englishby with Sound by Jeremy Dunn and Andrew Franks. Movement is by Lucy Cullingford.

For more information and tickets, please visit the venue’s website.