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The Tempest [2016]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare’s late, great plays in the kind of theatre they were written for - the intimate, candlelit, indoor Playhouse.

Come unto these yellow sands.

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 the spirit Ariel and by Caliban, a ‘savage and deformed slave’. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.

Inspired by English colonial adventures and brilliantly conjuring up a magic and supernatural world, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Pippa Nixon and Dharmesh Patel featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.


  • Designed by Jonathan Fensom
  • Composed by Stephen Warbeck
  • Choreographed by Sian Williams


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