Simon Russell Beale stars in the RSC's The Tempest at the Barbican Theatre

The RSC's technological production will transfer to London.

The Tempest

The Royal Shakespeare Company's current production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale as Prospero will transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London for a limited run from 30 June to 18 August 2017.

The production, which opened last week at the RSC's Stratford Upon Avon home, is a unique partnership with Intel and in association with Imaginarium Studios and uses advanced technology to create a bold reimagining of Shakespeare's magical late 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."

Directed by the RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, it features production design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Digital Character Creation by The Imaginarium Studios, Video by Finn Ross, Lighting by Simon Spencer, Music by Paul Englishby Sound by Jeremy Dunn and Andrew Franks and Movement by Lucy Cullingford.

Simon Russell Beale will reprise his role as Prospero, with further casting to be announced.

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