David Tennant was amongst guests at the press night for the latest Royal Shakespeare Company spectacular, The Tempest, in Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday evening. He was joined by Alexandra Gilbreath, who played Juliet to his Romeo back in 2000.
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in the groundbreaking production directed by Gregory Doran.
The Tempest plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 21st January 2017. It will transfer to The Barbican in London from 30th June 2017.
About The Play:
On a distant island a man waits.
Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems.
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