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September 23, 2015 - October 29, 2015
A Northern Stage, Oxford Playhouse and Improbable Co-production
A sparkling new production of Shakespeare’s tale of love, revenge and forgiveness brought to the stage by award winning director Phelim McDermott (Improbable).
Prospero has been robbed of his dukedom by his own brother, Antonio. Banished to an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, Prospero patiently plots his revenge. Conjuring up a terrible storm, he shipwrecks the usurping Antonio and his entourage on the island, before playing havoc with their reality. The arrival of The King of Naple’s son Ferdinand awakens Miranda’s first feelings of love. Helped by the magical sprite Ariel and hindered by the lecherous creature Caliban, Prospero’s plot unfolds as he manipulates the castaways towards a terrible reckoning. How much can you risk for revenge, or love?
Widely considered to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest combines magic, drama, romance and comedy. This new ensemble production contains visual treats, original music, plenty of mischief and a whole lot of wizardry.
Improbable is one of Britain’s most inventive theatre companies, and its Artistic Director Phelim McDermott has an outstanding international reputation for a wealth of productions including Shockheaded Peter and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Click here for tickets to Northern Stage, Newcastle | 25 Sept – 10 Oct
Click here for tickets to Oxford Playhouse, Oxford | 14 – 24 October
Directed by – PHELIM MCDERMOTT
Associate Director – MARK CALVERT
Designed by – BECS ANDREWS
Lighting Designed by – COLIN GRENFELL
Music Composed and Performed by – BRENDAN MURPHY
Company Manager – COLIN HOLMAN (Northern Stage)
Stage Manager – ELEANOR PAPPWORTH
Deputy Stage Manager – NICHOLA JAYNE REILLY
Assistant Stage Manager – BEATRICE STANLEY
Recommended Age: 12+
Straight from work performance: Wed 7 Oct 6pm
– See more at: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/The-Tempest#sthash.d1anGuXE.dpuf