Welcome to our Schools' Broadcast page for The Tempest.

Simon Russel Beale as Prospero, the image of his face covered in blue and gold and seems to be dissolving
Simon Russell Beale as Prospero (2016).

We will be showing the 2016 production of the play, as well as providing resources to help students get the most out of the broadcast. More information will be added as we get closer to the event.

About the production

The Tempest was performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the winter 2016-17 season before moving to the Barbican Theatre in London. It was created in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios, and used groundbreaking technology to create a digital avatar of Ariel that was controlled by and projected alongside actor Mark Quartley to add a sense of magic and wonder to the performance.

For this production, Prospero was played by Simon Russell Beale, with Jenny Rainsford as Miranda and Joe Dixon as Caliban.

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Getting started

We have a number of resources to help teachers and students access and understand the play, including:


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