23 April - 18 August
By William Shakespeare
Running time: 3 hours (approx) including interval
Peter Hamilton Dyer
This production has now closed.
'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.
"The funniest and most touching Tempest I can recall."
* * * * The Independent
"Herrin’s exuberant staging remind us of the play’s deliberate theatricality and the fact that Prospero’s rough magic mirrors that of a dramatist as he drives events."
* * * * Finnancial Times