First Performance 23/04/2013
Closing 18/08/2013

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.

Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Roger Allam, who won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010, returns to the venue to play Prospero, with Merlin star Colin Morgan as Ariel and former I’d Do Anything contestant Jessie Buckley as Miranda.

This production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging.


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