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The Tempest Tickets

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Globe Ensemble conjure the sights and sounds of Prospero’s island, in Shakespeare’s magical tale of revenge and redemption.

A magical tale of revenge and redemption

Set sail to an island inhabited by magic and mischief as Shakespeare’s tumultuous late comedy The Tempest returns to the Globe Theatre this summer.

When a mighty storm hits, Antonio and his crew are shipwrecked and separated on a seemingly uninhabited island. As the castaways attempt to reunite, banished magician Prospero watches from afar. Antonio is the brother who usurped him and cast him out, and he is determined to get his revenge.

Shakespeare’s magical play conjures a remarkable story of manipulation, vengeance and redemption, as Prospero orders the islands’ inhabitants - now his servants - to help him exact his personal form of justice.

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s last recorded works as a playwright. It features enthralling monologues and a cast of shapeshifting characters including the spirit Ariel and the enslaved Caliban.

This new production is thrillingly realised by the Globe Ensemble and directed by Sean Holmes (Shakespeare’s Globe: Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

The wooden ‘o’ is transformed into a tumultuous storm and beautiful but strange island, as Prospero’s vision beckons audiences this summer. Book The Tempest tickets to experience this elemental triumph in the open air of the Globe Theatre.

Sorry this show closed 22 October 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
19 Oct 2022 - 22 Oct 2022
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:

The Tempest Reviews

33 Reviews
  • 5 Stars24%
  • 4 Stars48%
  • 3 Stars24%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Stars3%

User Reviews

Mostly fantastic, clear speaking from many a main character. A couple of the voices were very unclear though. Lots of comedic moments added in, which always helps a Shakespeare play! A great afternoon seeing it.

Performance date: 11 September 2022

Humour is central to this production, so some of the emotional content is lessened, but still excellent fun. A modern beach and plastic take on island life, with plenty of uptodate references to enthral.

Performance date: 14 August 2022

Stuffed with actors who understand Shakespeare this is a little gem. Highest praise goes to George Fouracres as Stefano - utterly brilliant. His comic timing is superb, although Caliban was more mouse than moster.

Performance date: 14 August 2022
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