The Connaught Cinema presents ‘The Tempest’ recorded live at the Globe Theatre at 7.30 pm on Tuesday November 18th.
Inspired by reports from the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
Double Olivier Award-winner and renowned stage and screen actor Roger Allam returns to the Globe as Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, who holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda, played by Jessie Buckley, and served by his spirit Ariel (Colin Morgan – BBC’s Merlin) and his slave Caliban (James Garnon).
When Prospero raises a storm to wreck his perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long-contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Described by the Independent as “The funniest and most touching Tempest I can recall”, The Tempest also stars Sam Cox as Stephano and Jason Baughan as Antonio, and is directed by Jeremy Herrin.
The Connaught Cinema is at 3 Union Place, Worthing.