The Tempest by Royal Shakespeare Company

The Tempest by Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Company presents The Tempest

In January 2023, The Royal Shakespeare Company will be bringing you it’s riveting performance of The Tempest. Running at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon you will be able to witness this outstanding performance from Thursday 26th January until Saturday 4th March 2023.

The RSC have been running productions of the classic Shakespeare play from as early as 1951 which have featured several famous faces depicting the role of Prospero including Ian Richardson, Alec McCowen and Patrick Stewart to name a few.

The Tempest, originally written in around 1610 – 1611 is a multi-levelled tale, it follows a mother and daughter and their fight for survival on an island entrenched in unknown sounds and awe-inspiring sights. Then on one fateful morning, an enemy long forgotten sail into view changing everything.

There is turmoil in the world, political unrest is ripe and unsettled climates make for uncertain times. Family and sibling rivalries are paramount causing people to be weary of their own loved ones. The world at large is full of tension.

On an island full of strange sounds and wondrous sights, a mother and daughter struggle to survive.

Then one day, their long-lost enemies sail into view on the horizon. Surrounded by a tumultuous sea, the reunited foes are forced to confront their pasts and themselves.

The Tempest is written to encourage the audience to inspect the balance in our own personal relationships, as well as the fragile ecosystems around us. Whilst looking inward it aims to get the viewer to ask key questions; what damage do we do to our fellow human – and in turn nature? The end result of The Tempests is that love ultimately brings hope for a life better lived and suggesting that maybe healing ourselves whilst fixing the planet could be considered one in the same.

Alex Kingston returns to the RSC to play Prospero in Shakespeare’s elemental tale of survival and forgiveness. Elizabeth Freestone makes her Royal Shakespeare Theatre debut.

If you’re planning on visiting London and need somewhere to stay then look no further than Mercure London Paddington, with our 4* rooms and customisable amenities it’s the perfect place to decompress and process all of the new information you will encounter at this spectacular event.

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