Prospero, Duke of Milan, his dukedom usurped by his brother Antonio, is put to sea with his daughter Miranda and some magical books smuggled in by his loyal councillor Gonzalo. The sea casts them up on an island where Prospero, exercising his magical powers, makes a home for himself and Miranda. One day a great storm, which Prospero has conjured, breaks up a passing ship and delivers to him the members of his usurping court. Treacherous brother, fellow conspirators and old friend alike come under Prospero's spell. Shakespeare's last play.Performers Ralph Fiennes (Prospero), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Trinculo), Chris Andrew Mellon (Sebastian), Michael Benz (Ferdinand), Tom Byam Shaw (Ariel), Jim Creighton (Adrian), Ian Drysdale (Francisco), Elisabeth Hopper (Miranda), Andrew Jarvis (Gonzalo), James Simmons (Alonso), Giles Terera (Caliban), Julian Wadham (Antonio), Clive Wood (Stephano|), Steven Butler, Eke Chukwu, Meline Danielewicz, Gisele Edwards, Hayley Ellenbrook, Grahame Fox, Charlie Hamblett, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Itxaso Moreno.
Author Shakespeare. Producer Theatre Royal Haymarket. Producer Triumph Entertainment Ltd. Director Trevor Nunn. Design Stephen Brimson. Costume Stephen Brimson. Sound Paul Groothuis. Lighting Paul Pyant.