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THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

IN COLLABORATION WITH INTEL

The Tempest

William Shakespeare

Simon Russell Beale plays Prospero in this groundbreaking production

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 21 Jan 2017

  • Barbican Theatre

    London

    30 Jun - 18 Aug 2017

  • In Cinemas

    From 11 Jan 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 23 mins + 20 mins interval

★★★★★

‘State-of-the-art stagecraft meets a career-best performance by Simon Russell Beale’

Financial Times

‘Director Gregory Doran and Designer Stephen Brimson Lewis, working with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios, have created a series of sumptuous background images – that complement the action’

Financial Times

‘The finest Prospero I have ever seen…probably the finest performance from (Simon Russell) Beale.’

Financial Times

‘Joe Dixon is a strong, uncomplicated Caliban…Simon Trinder and Tony Jayawardena success deliciously in making the clowning roles actually funny.’

Financial Times

‘A dual-core, top-of-the-range, futureproof bit of kit.’

Financial Times

★★★★★

‘Gregory Doran’s magnificent production’

Sunday Express

‘The visual effects are sensational’

Sunday Express

‘Mark Quartley is a magnificent Ariel…Joe Dixon an exceptionally poignant and profound Caliban.’

Sunday Express

★★★★

‘Hi-tech spectacle’

Guardian

‘Simon Russell Beale’s superb Prospero…he has the capacity not only to act mind but to convey moral gravity…exceptional in expressing Prospero’s private guilt.’

Guardian

‘Joe Dixon’s memorably sad Caliban’

Guardian

‘The comedy comes off well in the hands of Simon Trinder as a nimble Trinculo and Tony Jayawardena as a power-fixated Stephano.’

Guardian

‘Stephen Brimson Lewis’ design orchestrates the visual spectacle.’

Guardian

★★★★

‘Simon Russell Beale is the most special effect..in eloquent, emotionally piercing style.’

Daily Telegraph

‘The visuals are true to the hype of a breathtaking order’

Daily Telegraph

‘Mark Quartley, lithe and nimble. Incredible’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★

‘Gregory Doran’s take on The Tempest is a complex spectacle…a rich array of effects’

eVENING STANDARD

‘Joe Dixon is the most sympathetic Caliban I’ve seen – tender, simple-minded and unexpectedly charming’

Evening Standard

‘Jenny Rainsford as an uninhibited, sparky Miranda’

Evening Standard

‘Theatre’s rough magic that makes it so enduring an artform.’

Evening Standard

‘Simon Russell Beale in the most profoundly moving performance of his career…he’s the most human, complex and vulnerable Prospero I’ve ever seen.’

Independent

‘Mark Quartley’s attractive Ariel’

Independent

‘Paul Englishby has composed a joyous Mozart-pastiche’

Independent

‘Tom Turner plays Sebastian repellently comic and sinister.’

Independent

‘Everything feels fresh and pondered anew.’

Independent

★★★★

‘Prospero’s Tempest is a techno triumph…visual fireworks light up the stage’

Daily Mail

‘Gorgeous colours abound…some of the most satisfying artistic computerisation yet seen.’

Daily Mail

‘Shakespeare’s magical island throbs with wonderment.’

Daily Mail

‘The play’s masque is delicious to watch.’

Daily mail

‘The naturally comedic Simon Trinder as jester Trinculo...Joe Dixon as a winningly pitiable Caliban.’

Daily Mail

‘An astonishing stage spectacle it is.’

Daily Mail

★★★★

‘Gregory Doran and his designer Stephen Brimson Lewis have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible.’

Whatsonstage.com

‘Visually imposing…there’s real theatrical magic at work’

Whatsonstage.com

‘A very fine Prospero behind the storm.’

Whatsonstage.com

‘Joe Dixon’s extraordinary Caliban’

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