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The Tempest

The Tempest

Key facts

Genre: Jacobean tragedy

Synopsis

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, we will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.
 
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. 
 

Event details

Fri 11 Aug 2017, 7:15pm

Captioned in house by Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Venue details

Barbican Theatre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

Phone: 020 7638 8891

Email: tickets@barbican.org.uk

Textphone: 020 7382 7297

Website: Barbican Theatre

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