"We are such stuff as dreams are made on."
Having been usurped and exiled by his own brother, Prospero, Duke of Milan, 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.
Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, THE TEMPEST is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
Roger Allam will star as Prospero. He 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 (Ariel) is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin. Jessie Buckley will appear as Miranda. Jeremy Herrin will direct, whose previous work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes 2011’s much-loved Much Ado About Nothing.
*This production will employ Renaissance costumes and staging.
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