RSC: The Tempest (12A)

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.

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.

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.

£12.50 (£11.50)
‘The finest Prospero I have ever seen…probably the finest performance from (Simon Russell) Beale.’
The Financial Times
‘there’s real theatrical magic at work’
‘The visuals are true to the hype of a breathtaking order’
The Daily Telegraph
‘an astonishing stage spectacle it is.’
The Daily Mail

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