By William Shakespeare
To 18 August
Running time: 3 hours (approx) including interval
Peter Hamilton Dyer
'We are such stuff as dreams are made on.'
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.
Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
Jeremy Herrin’s previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes 2011’s much loved Much Ado About Nothing.
Roger Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Other recent credits include The Thick of It (BBC) and Tamara Drewe (Film).
Colin Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin.
This production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging.
Blogs, Photos and Interviews
Please note: tickets for all related events are sold separately to tickets for performances.
Setting the Scene
Pre-show introduction by leading scholars, illustrated by Globe actors
Thursday 23 May
Post-show Q&A sessions with actors and creatives
Saturday 29 June - Sold Out
Wednesday 7 August - Sold Out
Please check with box office for returns or queue for return tickets on the day of the performance.
Leading scholars and theatre artists offer historical, practical, and theatrical contexts to The Tempest.
Saturday 15 June