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 Derek Jacobi (Prespero), Daniel Evans (Ariel), Claire Price (Miranda), Nigel Lindsay (Stephano), Robert East (Alonso), David Mara (Sebastian), Michael Jenn (Antonio), Sam Callis (Ferdinand), John Nettleton (Gonzalo), Louis Hilyer (Caliban), Iain Robertson (Trinculo), Stuart Burt, Peter Bygott, Sophie Franklin, Colin Haigh, Christian Mortimer.
Author Shakespeare. Producer Duncan C Weldon. Producer Paul Elliott (Triumph Entertainment Ltd/International Concert Attractions and Michael Gardner). Producer Sheffield Theatres. Director Michael Grandage. Design Christopher Oram. Lighting Hartley T A Kemp. Music Julian Phillips. Sound Fergus O'Hare. Choreographer Scarlett Mackmin. Music Julian Philips.