The Tempest

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The Tempest review – Alex Kingston is a magnificent Prospero
Climate catastrophe and power struggles dominate Elizabeth Freestone’s RSC interpretation of Shakespeare’s play

Mark Lawson

03, Feb, 2023 @12:52 PM

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The Tempest review – Shakespeare gets a radical edit from Sydney Theatre Company
Richard Roxburgh as Prospero and Guy Simon as Caliban are outstanding in Kip Williams’ latest production, which takes a revolutionary approach to the script

Steve Dow

20, Nov, 2022 @2:01 AM

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‘People now trust that my ideas work’: is this Australia’s most acclaimed theatre director?
Kip Williams has revolutionised the stage with his use of ‘cine-theatre’, in shows such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and Jekyll and Hyde. Ahead of his take on The Tempest, he talks about his fast rise

Elissa Blake

11, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘I’m not saying Shakespeare is an anti-black racist. But …’ – the festival tackling an incendiary issue
They have suffered vicious abuse and ugly trolling, but the team behind the Globe’s Shakespeare and Race festival tell our writer why their work feels more urgent than ever

Arifa Akbar

27, Oct, 2022 @11:09 AM

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To be or not to be cancelled: how directors deal with Shakespeare’s problematic side
Misogynist gags? Ancient puns? Unethical bed tricks? Theatre-makers discuss how they tackle the Bard’s trickier works

David Jays

27, Sep, 2022 @2:05 PM

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The week in theatre: Closer, The Tempest, The Darkest Part of the Night – review
Patrick Marber’s four-way passion play still adds up; Sean Holmes takes enjoyable liberties with his party island Tempest; and the heartfelt vies with the spelled out in Zodwa Nyoni’s new work

Kate Kellaway

07, Aug, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Tempest review – the bard in budgie smugglers
Sean Holmes’s gleefully comic take is a riot of holiday colour and fun, featuring luminous lilos, stag do bantz and a playful Prospero in eyewateringly tight trunks

Miriam Gillinson

01, Aug, 2022 @12:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Patriots; The Tempest; King Lear
Tom Hollander excels in Peter Morgan’s incisive oligarch drama; Deborah Warner directs a fine Tempest; and Michelle Terry plays both the Fool and Cordelia to Kathryn Hunter’s Lear

Susannah Clapp

17, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Tempest review – Deborah Warner’s grimy island engrosses and disgusts
Ustinov, Bath
The veteran director’s arrestingly visceral production honours the sheer strangeness of Shakespeare’s late play

David Jays

08, Jul, 2022 @9:38 AM

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Peter Brook obituary
Revered and influential theatre director who took drama out of the auditorium to stages and spaces all over the world

Michael Ratcliffe

03, Jul, 2022 @10:33 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Red Pitch, Constellations and more
Our roundup of plays to watch at home in May includes The Tempest with Jessie Buckley, Robert Icke’s The Doctor staged in Amsterdam and Amanda Wilkin’s superb solo show Shedding a Skin

Chris Wiegand

01, May, 2022 @8:45 AM

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The Tempest review – Michael Pennington’s mighty magician lends spark
Pennington plays Prospero in Tom Littler’s production, with a bewitching, naughty Ariel in Whitney Kehinde

Arifa Akbar

30, Nov, 2021 @2:30 PM

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