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  • Five stars

    The Guardian

    "Lloyd's production - with its clever framing device... is a glorious reminder that genuine diversity on stage offers astonishing creative benefits"
  • Five stars

    The Independent

    "A brilliantly bracing new version of 'The Tempest' completes Phyllida Lloyd's inspired trilogy of all-female Shakespeare productions... There have been many high-profile Shakespeare productions to mark 400 years since his death. Lloyd's 'Tempest' is my personal favourite."
  • WhatsOnStage

    "Beautifully staged... Walter is a superbly compassionate Prospero controlling all around her with a kind of aching sorrow. The total joy of the entire event is seeing a group of women actresses liberated to perform Shakespeare with such profound insight and understanding."

Cast & creative team


  • Ariel
    Jade Anouka
  • Ferdinand
    Shelia Atim
  • Stefano
    Jackie Clune
  • Sebastian
    Shiloh Coke
  • Trinculo
    Karen Dunbar
  • Miranda
    Leah Harvey
  • Gonzalo
    Zainab Hasan
  • Officer
    Jennifer Joseph
  • Alonso
    Marta Laird
  • Caliban
    Sophie Stanton
  • Antonio
    Carolina Valdés
  • Prospero
    Harriet Walter


  • William Shakespeare
  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • Chloe Lamford
  • Bunny Christie
    Theatre Environment Designer
  • James Farncombe
    Lighting Designer
  • Pete Malkin
    Sound Designer
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Ann Yee
    Movement Director
  • Duncan McLean
    Video Designer
  • Ola Ince
    Assistant Director
  • Vicky Richardson/Alastair Coomer CDG
    Casting Directors
  • Shiloh Coke
    Musical Director
  • Harriet Walter
    Creative Associate