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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

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The Tempest

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May 1 - October 8, 2020

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't.

Why See The Tempest?

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Oh Wonder!

Shakespeare's island-bound drama returns to the Globe this summer, for the first time in seven years! Enthralling and immersive, The Tempest is the tale of shipwreck and sorcery on a spell-binding isle, ruled over by the vengeful Prospero, and his unerring determination to wreak havoc on his former oppressors.

What is the story?

The play concerns Prospero, the Duke of Milan, who has been usurped by his brother. He resides on a remote island, where he considers how he might find a way to restore his daughter, Miranda to her rightful place as heiress to the title. He resolves that he must turn to magic, to conjure a fearsome storm to lure his brother away from Venice to the island.

A sense of spirituality and magic lies at the core of this play, which empathetically deals with notions of resentment, forgiveness, and enlightenment, as well as displaying the acute understanding of the human condition which made Shakespeare so celebrated, and so important.

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Dates

Opening night: 1 May 2020

Run time

Three hours including one interval

And before you stop reading

This production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging

Cast and Creative

Cast

Roger Allam as Prospero

Jason Baughan as Antonio

Jessie Buckley as Miranda

Sam Cox as Stephano

Pip Donaghy as Gonzalo

Trevor Fox as Trinculo

Peter Hamilton Dyer as Alonso

James Garnon as Caliban

Joshua James as Ferdinand

William Mannering as Sebastian

Colin Morgan as Ariel

Sarah Sweeney as Iris

Amanda Wilkin as Ceres

Creative

Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Composed by Stephen Warbeck

Designed by Max Jones

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