About RSC: The Tempest
Shakespeare's magical last play, his poignant farewell to the stage - has love, tragedy and
comedy combined in equal measure. The usurped Prospero draws his enemies to his
enchanted island to exact his revenge, yet ultimately finds peace and the ability to forgive.
RSC Honorary Associate Artist Patrick Stewart returns to the company to play Prospero.
He last performed with the RSC in Henry IV. More recently he has been seen in the West
End in A Life in the Theatre and on screen in X-Men and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
‘Patrick Stewart is a spellbinding Prospero in a remarkable production’ - Guardian
‘Rupert Goold’s production is a dark, visceral and mesmerising Tempest. Tremendous and
wildly original’ - Sunday Times