STAGE TUBE: First Look at Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in The Globe's THE TEMPEST, Hitting Cinemas Today
Below, watch a scene from the Shakespeare's Globe production of THE TEMPEST, hitting UK cinemas from today, 28 May 2014!
In THE TEMPEST, Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.
Director Jeremy Herrin's previous work for Shakespeare's Globe includes 2011's much loved Much Ado About Nothing. THE TEMPEST features designs by Max Jones and music by Stephen Warbeck.
In the cast are Roger Allam, Jason Baughan, Jessie Buckley, Sam Cox, Pip Donaghy, Trevor Fox, Peter Hamilton Dyer, James Garnon, Joshua James, William Mannering, Colin Morgan, Matthew Raymond, Sarah Sweeney, Amanda Wilkin.
Allam won the Olivier Award for best actor for his role as Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 & 2 at the Globe in 2010. Other recent credits include The Thick of It (BBC) and Tamara Drewe (Film). Morgan is best known for playing Merlin in the long running BBC series Merlin.
For more information about the production, click here.