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The Tempest

September 23, 2015 - October 29, 2015

Tempest Becs Andrews Improbable

Designed by Becs Andrews
Directed by Phelim McDermott
Northern Stage and Oxford Playhouse

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

Creative Team


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)


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

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