It’s your last chance to catch this hi-tech and innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragicomedy, starring Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, as it nears the end of its run at the Barbican.

Directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director Gregory Doran, the production promises to be an unforgettable experience, bringing the new and the old together like never before. In a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Intel, the play has been boldly reimagined using technology. Expect stunning visual effects and digital characters. 

The Tempest is the tale of a major act of betrayal, ill treatment, the magic arts and a plot for revenge. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, the wizard Prospero waits on a distant shore. When he encounters a ship sailing across the horizon, Prospero creates a magical storm in which to wreak havoc on the men who wronged him. Awaking on the island, shipwrecked and confused, his enemies find themselves in a magical land where nothing is what it seems. 

Simon Russell Beale, who plays Prospero, is somewhat of a veteran of the Royal Shakespeare Company, however this is his first production with the RSC in 20 years. His return to the company has been triumphant, with his performance receiving rave reviews. The Guardian dubbed Russell Beale as ‘superb’ and the Times christening the production ‘spellbinding’. It also received 4 star reviews from WhatsOnStage and the Financial Times.

You don’t want to miss this groundbreaking production!

The Tempest will run until the 18th August. Tickets are available here.