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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 Derek Jacobi, Daniel Evans, Claire Price, Christian Mortimer, Peter Bygott, Chris Polick, Robert East, David Mara, Richard Clifford, Sam Callis, John Nettleton, Louis Hilyer, Iain Robertson, Richard Clothier.
Author Shakespeare. Producer Sheffield Theatres. Director Michael Grandage. Design Christopher Oram. Lighting Hartley T.A. Kemp. Music Julian Phillips. Sound Huw Williams.
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