21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

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The Tempest

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Until August 29, 2021

Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not

Act 3, Scene 2

Why See The Tempest?

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Shakespeare's island-bound drama returns to the Globe as part of the 2021 summer season! Enthralling and immersive, The Tempest is an atmospheric 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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Opening night: 11 June 2021

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Cast and Creative


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


Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Composed by Stephen Warbeck

Designed by Max Jones

Next available performances

Mon, Aug 16


Tue, Aug 17

Wed, Aug 18



Thu, Aug 19



Fri, Aug 20



Sat, Aug 21


Sun, Aug 22



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