69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
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.
The RSC, in collaboration with Intel and in association with The Imaginarium Studios, bring The Tempest to life in this unmissable production full of digital magic.
Recorded live on 11th January, 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon
★★★★½ LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
Simon Russell Beale’s Prospero really is such stuff as dreams are made on.
★★★★★ FINANCIAL TIMES
“State-of-the-art stagecraft meets a career-best performance by Simon Russell Beale”
“Simon Russell Beale’s superb Prospero…he has the capacity not only to act mind but to convey moral gravity…exceptional in expressing Prospero’s private guilt.”
★★★★ DAILY MAIL
“Prospero’s Tempest is a techno triumph…visual fireworks light up the stage”
“Gorgeous colours abound…some of the most satisfying artistic computerisation yet seen.”
Please note: This is a live SCREENING of the theatre performance.