The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy)

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production of Julius Caesar placed the play in a women’s prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of ‘who owns Shakespeare?’ In 2014, Phyllida reunited with actor Harriet Walter for Henry IV, the second instalment in what was then announced as a trilogy of works from these major artists. This autumn the project will conclude with The Tempest forming the final part of THE SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY, as we break free from the Donmar Warehouse to perform in a new 420-seat in-the-round temporary theatre at King’s Cross, immediately adjacent to King’s Cross station and directly accessible from King’s Boulevard. The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar will play a 13-week repertory season, from 23 September - 17 December 2016. On special Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy days, all three plays will be performed back to back (dates to be announced).

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The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy) Synopsis:

Harriet Walter plays Prospero in Shakespeare’s epic evocation of the consequence of confinement and the eternal struggle for liberation and justice.

Producer:
Donmar Warehouse
Director:
Phyllida Lloyd
Lighting:
James Farncombe
Sound:
Peter Malkin
Design:
Chloe Lamford
Choreography:
Ann Yee
Cast list:
Jade Anouka, Sheila Atim, Jackie Clune, Shiloh Coke, Karen Dunbar, Clare Dunne, Leah Harvey, Zainab Hasan, Jennifer Joseph, Martina Laird, Sophie Stanton, Carolina Valdés and Harriet Walter
Location: 
Fringe
The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy) Schedule
Previews from: 
Friday, 23 September, 2016
Opening date: 
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Available from: 
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017
Booking to: 
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Closes: 
Thursday, 15 December, 2016

King's Cross Theatre

Address:
Good's Way (by King's Boulevard), London, N1C 4UR
Nearest tube:
Kings Cross

Our Review

The tent village directly behind King's Cross station has been expanding exponentially. It started off as one tent that's home to two shows - The Railway Children and In the Heights. Now, playing side-by-side in new adjoining tents separated by a bar, is Lazarus, and the Donmar Warehouse produced trilogy of Shakespeare plays, each performed by an all-women ensemble cast. So that's now three... Read more

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