The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy)

King's Cross Theatre

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).

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.

Donmar Warehouse
Phyllida Lloyd
James Farncombe
Peter Malkin
Chloe Lamford
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
The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy) Schedule
Previews from: 
Friday, 23 September, 2016
Opening date: 
Friday, 30 September, 2016
Booking to: 
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Good's Way (by King's Boulevard), London, N1C 4UR
Nearest tube:
Kings Cross

Latest The Tempest (Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy) News & Features

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Donmar's Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross

The Donmar Warehouse has announced an all-female 'Shakespeare Trilogy', directed by Phyllida Lloyd, at a new temporary theatre in King's Cross: a new production of The Tempest and revivals of both Julius Caesar and Henry IV. They will play in repertory for a 13-week season from 23 September to 17 December 2016.

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