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  • Four stars

    The Guardian

    "Fears that the technology would upstage the actors are firmly scotched by the presence of Beale as Prospero. He has the capacity not only to act mind but to convey moral gravity."
  • Four stars

    The Independent

    "Simon Russell Beale returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company after more than 20 years and marks the occasion by turning in one of the most profoundly moving performances of his career."

Cast & creative team


  • Prospero
    Simon Russell Beale
  • Caliban
    Joe Dixon
  • Ariel
    Mark Quartley
  • Miranda
    Jenny Rainsford
  • Trinculo
    Simon Trinder
  • Stephano
    Tony Jayawardena
  • Antonio
    Oscar Pearce
  • Gonzalo
    Joseph Mydell
  • Ferdinand
    Daniel Easton
  • Francisco
    Matthew McPherson
  • Adrian
    Oliver Towse
  • Alonso
    James Tucker
  • Sebastian
    Tom Turner
  • Boatswain
    Darren Raymond
  • Spirit
    Darren Raymond
  • Master of the Ship
    Joe Shire
  • Spirit
    Joe Shire
  • Iris
    Elly Condron
  • Spirit
    Elly Condron
  • Ceres
    Samantha Hay
  • Juno
    Jennifer Witton
  • Mariner
    Caleb Frederick
  • Spirit
    Caleb Frederick
  • Spirit
    Alison Arnopp
  • Spirit
    Laura Cairns
  • Spirit
    Sarah Kameela Impey


  • William Shakespeare
  • Gregory Doran
    Stage Director
  • Dewi Humphreys
    Screen Director
  • Paul Englishby
  • Stephen Brimson Lewis
  • The Imaginarium Studios
    Digital Character Creation
  • Finn Ross
  • Simon Spencer
  • Jeremy Dunn
  • Andrew Franks
  • Lucy Cullingford
  • Kate Godfrey
    Company Voice and Text Work
  • Aileen Gonsalves
    Assistant Director
  • Pete Griffin
    Production Manager
  • Ed Parry
    Costume Supervisor
  • Emma McKie
    Stage Manager
  • Sarah Ellis
  • Kevin Fitzmaurice
  • John Wyver
    Producer, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Bruce O'Neil
    Music Director
  • Hannah Miller CDG
    Casting Director
  • Jondon
    Company Manager
  • Klare Roger
    Deputy Stage Manager
  • Angela Garrick
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jess Hardcastle
    Assistant Stage Manager