The Royal Shakespeare Company presents The Tempest
On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him
in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary
island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and
bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches
out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him.
Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies
up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a
fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today’s
most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical
play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Read the fascinating New York Times insight into the production here.
$18 general public, $14 members. Tickets are on sale now. (If you choose the member price, be prepared to show your membership card at the box office.) No passes or punches for these special events.
2 hrs 23 minutes + a 20 minute intermission