Alex Kingston's Prospero and her daughter Miranda must face hard truths and uncover secrets and lies when shipwrecked souls land on their polluted island refuge.

Prospero and Miranda, wearing makeshift clothes and odd shoes, sit and hug on the ground while the sun shines.
Photo by Ikin Yum © RSC Browse and license our images

On a distant island a magician waits.

Robbed of her position, power and wealth, her enemies have left her in isolation, save for her daughter Miranda and the two spirits who also inhabit the same polluted enclave. For this is no ordinary person, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to her will. When a sail appears on the horizon, she reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged her. Creating a vast magical storm she wrecks the ship and washes her enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.

Play trailer


Jamie Ballard - Antonio
Ishia Bennison - Gonzalo
Natalia Campbell - Goddess
Tina Chiang - Master/Spirit
Grace Cookey-Gam - Sebastian
Peter De Jersey - Alonso
Heledd Gwynn - Ariel
Liz Jadav - Goddess
Jonny Khan - Francisco
Natalie Kimmerling - Mariner/Spirit
Alex Kingston - Prospero
David Lee-Jones - Adrian
David Osmond - Mariner/Spirit
Joseph Payne - Ferdinand
Rodrigo Peñalosa Pita - Boatswain/Spirit
Jessica Rhodes - Miranda
Tommy Sim’aan - Caliban
Imogen Slaughter - Goddess
Simon Startin - Stephano
Cath Whitefield - Trinculo


Director - Elizabeth Freestone
Design - Tom Piper
Costume Design - Tom Piper and Natasha Ward
Lighting - Johanna Town
Music and Sound - Adrienne Quartly
Movement - Sarita Piotrowski
Fights - Kev McCurdy
Puppetry Direction and Design - Rachael Canning
Music Director - Jack Hopkins
Voice and Text - Charmain Gradwell
Associate Director - Rae McKen
Associate Designer - Pip Terry
Music Associate - Laura Forrest-Hay
Associate Sound Designer - Claire Windsor
Assistant Director - Thyrza Abrahams
Casting - Helena Palmer CDG

You may also like