The stranger and his daughter live alone on a remote island. Some people say he’s an artist. Others say he practises magic. But today is different. Prospero spots his oldest enemies passing close by in a fragile boat, and he conjures up a storm that will change all of their lives forever.
The Tempest opened in March 2020 to critical acclaim but was cut short after just six performances. Eighteen months later, it sets sail again with Michael Pennington, one of the foremost Shakespearean actors of his generation, finally donning Prospero’s cloak once more. Artistic Director Tom Littler reunites the original cast for a magical voyage.
Socially Distanced performances
We are running socially distanced performances on Mondays for audiences who prefer some additional space. Mon 29 Nov; 6; 13; 20 Dec, 7.30pm
This production reaches beyond its star rating
Michael Pennington’s Prospero draws you into a dreamlike show
Michael Pennington gives a fine performance as Prospero in a Tahiti-tinged Shakespeare
A magical Tempest for unnerving times
A superb cast breathe new life into one of the Bard's most stylistically challenging plays
Michael Pennington’s mighty magician lends spark
A somewhat so-so fringe Shakespeare is lifted by the veteran Michael Pennington, magnificent as an ailing Prospero