The Tempest, playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Tempest

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In his final production as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, Dominic Dromgoole directs the last of his indoor Shakespearean quartet at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Tempest, in a tale of exile, enlightenment and atonement. Read More >

In his final production as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, Dominic Dromgoole directs the last of his indoor Shakespearean quartet at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Tempest, in a tale of exile, enlightenment and atonement.

When the Duke of Milan, Prospero, is usurped and banished by his own brother, he is comforted by his effervescent daughter Miranda, the spirit Ariel and Caliban, a “savage and deformed” slave. Ruling over an enchanted island, he plots revenge in the form of a fierce storm to entrap this brother and his confederates on the island by shipwreck, with retribution finally in reach.

Broadly considered one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Tempest summons a magical and supernatural world into the intimate setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, immersing the audience in a tale of forgiveness, generosity and catharsis. 

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 17/02/2016

Closing Night: 22/04/2016

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Tim McMullan, Pippa Nixon

Creative

Director - Dominic Dromgoole

Designer - Jonathan Fensom

Choreographer - Sian Williams

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Stephen Warbeck