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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.
Opening night: 1 May 2020
Three hours including one interval
This production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging
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
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