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The Tempest (The Bridge Project)

The Old Vic

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Sam Mendes directs Shakespeare's magical drama The Tempest as part of his transatlantic venture The Bridge Project.

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Now in its second year, The Bridge Project is a transatlantic collaboration between the Old Vic and Brooklyn Academy of Music which brings together a company of actors from both sides of the Atlantic to perform a double bill of classic plays.

This year, director Sam Mendes directs As You Like It and The Tempest with a company led by Stephan Dillane, Christian Camargo, Ron Cephas Jones and Juliet Rylance.

The Tempest, Shakespeare’s tale of magic, revenge and forgiveness, is led by Dillane as Prospero. The actor, who returns to the stage for the first time since winning a Tony Award for Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, is also known for his screen work which includes Mel Gibson’s Hamlet, The Hours, Welcome To Sarajevo and mini-series John Adams.

American actor Camargo, who plays Ariel in The Tempest, has appeared on Broadway several times, including in the role of Hamlet. However he is probably best known for playing Rudy in US TV drama Dexter.

Young British actress Rylance (Miranda in The Tempest), the daughter of acclaimed actor Mark Rylance, has appeared on stage both in New York and London, including Shakespeare’s Globe. 

The Tempest plays in repertoire with As You Like It.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 12/06/2010

Opening Night: 23/06/2010

Closing Night: 21/08/2010

Running time: 2h15

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Cast & Creative


Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance, Christian Camargo, Thomas Sadoski, Ron Cephas Jones, Michelle Beck, Ashlie Atkinson, Jenni Barber, Edward Bennett, Alvin Epstein, Jonathan Freid, Richard Hansell, Aaron Krohn, Anthony O'Donnell, Michael Thomas, Ross Waiton


Director - Sam Mendes

Producer - The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Neal Street Productions

Designer - Tom Piper

Choreographer - Josh Prince

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Sound - Simon Baker

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Mark Bennett

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