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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 Patrick Stewart (Prospero), Mariah Gale (Miranda), John Light (Caliban), Finbar Lynch, John Hopkins, Joseph Alessi, Ravi Aujla, Julian Bleach, Ken Bones, Rob Carroll, Nick Court, Craig Gazey, James Hayes, Chris Jarman, Edmund Kingsley, Finbar Lynch, Luke Neal, David Rubin, Allyson Brown, Emma Jay Thomas.
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Rupert Goold. Design Giles Cadel. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting Paul Anderson.
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