'Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows!'

Roger Allam, Jessie Buckley and Colin Morgan feature in the cast of this 2013 production of The Tempest, Shakespeare’s late exploration of subjugation, forgiveness and freedom.

Synopsis

Twelve years ago, Prospero, formerly the Duke of Milan, was usurped by his brother Antonio and cast adrift with his three-year-old daughter, Miranda. They now live on an island. Before they were put to sea, Gonzalo, Prospero's faithful courtier, ensured that he took his magic books with him, and on the island he has used his magic art to reign over the native Caliban and the spirit Ariel.

Desiring revenge, Prospero uses his powerful magic to cause a great storm which shipwrecks his enemies. On the island, the shipwrecked courtiers are separated from Ferdinand, the King's son, and Alonso believes him drowned.

But Ferdinand has not drowned; he believes his father has perished in the tempest and meets Prospero and Miranda - with whom he falls in love. Prospero subjects Ferdinand to trials to test him.

Cast

James Garnon

CALIBAN

Jessie Buckley

MIRANDA

Roger Allam

PROSPERO

Jason Baughan

ANTONIO

Sam Cox

STEPHANO

Pip Donaghy

GONZALO

Trevor Fox

TRINCULO

Peter Hamilton Dyer

ALONSO

Will Mannering

SEBASTIAN

Joshua James

FERDINAND

Colin Morgan

ARIEL

Sarah Sweeney

IRIS

Amanda Wilkin

CERES

Matthew Raymond

BOATSWAIN / ADRIAN

Creatives

Jeremy Herrin

DIRECTOR

Stephen Warbeck

COMPOSER

Max Jones

DESIGNER

Ian Russell

DIRECTOR FOR THE SCREEN

Bret Yount

FIGHT DIRECTOR

Rob Millett

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Sian Williams

CHOREOGRAPHER