‘The finest Prospero I have ever seen…probably the finest performance from (Simon Russell) Beale.’
— Financial Times
Royal Shakespeare Company Presents: The Tempest
A filmed performance from the Royal Shakespeare Company
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.
Preshow: 11 minutes
Act One: 1 hour 21 minutes
Interval (Including short videos and interviews): 20 minutes
Act Two: 1 hour 2 minutes