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The Tempest - 2018 - West End

£20+

“Oh, wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!

How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,

That has such people in it! ”

Shakespeare’s final solo play The Tempest is this year’s enchanting opening to Iris Theatre’s outdoor summer season.

A storm at sea - a ship is broken by the waves, and a king and his court are washed up on the shore of a mysterious island. The desolate isle appears uninhabited but, unseen in the shadows, a powerful magician plots his revenge.

The fate of all the shipwrecked souls now rests in his hands. Will he give in to his anger, or will his love for his daughter redeem them all?

Taking place across the gardens of St Paul’s Church in the heart of the West End, and inspired by the courtly royal masques of the 17th century and the designs of Inigo Jones, The Tempest is an evening of pomp and promenade, of magic and illusion.

Dress to impress; you’re invited to a party at the end of the world.

The Tempest stars Propeller and West End regular Tony Bell, and is directed by Iris Theatre’s artistic director Daniel Winder, following last year’s five-star production of Macbeth.

“We are such stuff

As dreams are made on, and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.”

Iris is an award-winning theatre company, most celebrated for its annual summer season. In 2017, the company hosted a record breaking year at St Paul’s with Macbeth and Hansel & Gretel, the latter shortlisted for Best Production for Young People (8+) at the Offies, the award the company won the previous year for Treasure Island.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Big Telly Theatre presents Macbeth, adapted and directed by Zoe Seaton, 14th a?" 31st October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody take a series of pop culture quizzes. Can they tell the difference between the Friends and Seinfeld theme songs? Can they keep up with the lingo of today's youth? Watch below to find out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today that Tony Award-winning producer, Obie Award-winning actor and renowned director Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar on Broadway with Denzel Washington, 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit') has signed on to direct the company's New York-bound musical drama Love & Southern D!scomfort.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
On October 16th at 7pm, One Empire, Under God - the new full-length play by Anthony J. Piccione - will be presented as a dramatic reading to an intimate audience online via Zoom, in advance of a full production being planned for when theaters reopen. Following the performance, attendees are invited to stay for a talkback - moderated by co-producer Jay Michaels - featuring the playwright, director & cast of the reading.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2020
This weekend (September 5-7) in live streaming: broadway tribute Nick Cordero, Karen Olivo sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
The Phoenix Theatre is going all out for a virtual second season. The company's new season will take place entirely online and will include a full line-up of bold classic plays, a fun tribute to William Shakespeare, and a holiday concert.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 4, 2020
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro joins forces with pianists Miah Im and Louis Lohraseb in a program of Italian songs and American music. Back now for a return engagement is Latonia Moorea??s tremendously popular recital featuring a?oeTatianaa??s Letter Scenea?? from Tchaikovskya??s Eugene Onegin. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Helen Machalias returns to Canberraa??s The Street Theatre with a showing online of her new play Barren Ground on Friday 4 September 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston, and the WAM Theatre team today announced the cast for the area premiere ROE by Lisa Loomer.
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Former Artistic Director for Westside Repertory Theater, Doug DeVita has had work produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Jersey, Connecticut, and London.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced its fall schedule of classes and workshops are now open for registration. Classes will be held online via Zoom or in-person in outdoor and social-distanced settings, and vary from on-camera acting workshops, to musical theater reading clubs, to performances of Shakespeare. For additional information, contact Director of Education Allen O'Reilly at allen@baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
There was a wonderful response to The Silver Gull Play Award competition this year, with over 40 plays submitted for the chance to share in a total prize pool of $5000 courtesy of sponsor The Buzz From Sydney.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
The Capital Classics Theatre Company will focus on POWER for the seventh a?oesemestera?? of its popular a?oeShakespeare Book Club.a?? All are welcome for this free, 9-month discussion series. The Noah Webster Library will determine whether events are held on Zoom or in person at their 20 South Main Street location in West Hartford, CT.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Now, as New York City struggles to get back on its feet after long COVID-19 shutdowns, and theaters are still months from being able to reopen, St. Ann's Warehouse, which turned 40 this year, has found a range of meaningful ways to program for New Yorkers and more far-flung audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
4th Wall Theatre Company, Houston's home for extraordinary performances up close, is proud to present 'Sitting with Shakespeare at 4th Wall' - a two-part series exploring monologues from some of Shakespeare's most iconic plays.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III and Cassandra Trenary have been appointed to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre. Gabe Stone Shayer has been promoted to the rank of Soloist. The promotions, announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, are effective immediately.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
West End vets team up with Broadway and Hollywood stalwarts in an all-free radio play production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, produced by Jersey City's Shakespeare@. Adapted and directed by Artistic Director Sean Hagerty, with original music and sound design, the first episode of The Tempest launches Thursday, October 1st at 7PM and is free to download and stream.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
The Atlanta Opera reinvents its business model for the 2020-21 season with the a?oeBig Tenta?? series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Doug DeVita's one-person film, 'Nigel, Guys, and Dolls' will be presented as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival's filmed monologue series (showing dates TBA). Atmospheric and compelling, DeVita's NIGEL... is the story of a young boy whose life was manipulated by his mother who decided exactly how she would like her son to be.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody are at it again! This time the stage and screen star is taking a deep dive into Kathryn's 38,000 unread emails. a?oeNothing gets me more excited than hitting one and ita??s like one thousand three hundred,a?? he says.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart is continuing his #ASonnetADay series with Sonnet 107!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. This evening, Carver's Broadway colleagues took to social media to celebrate his life and legacy.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
Now the theatre is able to announce that an archive recording of this sell-out production is available on Digital Theatre until December 31, by special arrangement with the Beckett Foundation.
by Alan Henry - Aug 6, 2020
BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony Award winning actor Brent Carver has passed away at age 68. Born in 1951, the Canadian actor Brent Carver was a star of both stage and screen.
by BWW Prompts - Aug 4, 2020
Today we asked our readers which Shakespeare play is their favorite!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is being offered in response to continuing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and official crowd restriction policies that have necessitated the cancellation of the festival's live performance series.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Mandy Patinkin and his wife Kathryn Grody have stayed busy during the pandemic,  with regular updates from their son, Gideon Grody-Patinkin, as proof. Watch as the adorable couple shares moments from their life in quarantine, from the mundane task of deleting emails, to discussion on the complexities of their 40-year marriage. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's live streaming video series called MVT Live, features three heavy hitters in the world of live entertainment in Hawaii - R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, Kat Altman and Tony Pisculli, discussing their backgrounds in theatre, some of their most memorable moments and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Krzysztof Warlikowski's production of The Tempest at Warsawa??s Teatr Rozmaitości is now available to stream online.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
A brand-new virtual puppet theatre has arrived on our screens, with acts announced for the first two shows on Friday 4th September and Friday 18th September at 8pm respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Shakespeare's tale of Tyranny and Transformation, Fantastical figures, Family Feuds and Forgiveness is brought to life by Lights of London's professional acting troupe in the superb surroundings of Finsbury Circus City Garden in this premiere adaptation using original text, trimmed down and spatially adapted to the times.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is launching its 'Essential' 13th performance season this Sunday, August 30 with the first of nine Coger Literary Salons titled Take Upon's the Mystery of Things: Classical Creativity in Quarantine.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) will present Forced Entertainment's Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home from Thursday, September 17, through Sunday, November 15, 2020 on YouTube. Each one of the 36 plays, starting with Macbeth and ending with The Tempest, will be free to enjoy with an RSVP.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
In February, The Black Box PAC Shakespeare in the Park Bergen County team was preparing the lineup for 2020, their third season of free outdoor performances, before the pandemic hit. In the wake of COVID-19, the uniquely collaborative group of theater makers have revamped their annual summer festival. All involved have been closely monitoring the situation and given current guidelines BBPAC has been given the go-ahead to move forward with their third season - although it may look a bit different!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
The Met has announced a specially-curated, three-week schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. The schedule includes an All-Verdi week, a 20th-Century Classics week, and an All-French week.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
After closing in March this year, the Globe Theatre opens its oak doors once more for guided tours from 21 August.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Open Bar Theatre is partnering with Fuller's for their fifth year of 'Shakespeare in the Garden'...because, whatever happens, the show must go on.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Thanks to timely and welcome artistic teamwork by the Englewood-based Black Box Performing Arts Center and the Old York Cellars winery in Ringoes, NJ, Shakespeare will be alive and well in a setting of lush farmland surrounded by a verdant vineyard.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Gettysburg Community Theatre, a non-profit 501c3 organization in historic downtown Gettysburg, PA, now in their 12th Season, has been closed to the public since March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
The upcoming Gloria Steinem biopic, from theatre and film director Julie Taymor, will now stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
What is more fitting story during Covid-19, than that of a man called Murdo who takes to his bed for metaphysical reasons? What will get him out of bed? he cast of Lazybed, directed by Levi Gore hails from Albuquerque, Austin and Atlanta!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Shakespeare & Company's Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer has teamed up with local audiobook publisher Alison Larkin to produce a new audiobook, Tales from Shakespeare. The audiobook includes ten short stories, written and recorded by Ms. Packer, based on the plays of William Shakespeare. It is published by Alison Larkin Presents.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
Join STC and like-minded fans of the Bard for Shakespeare Hour LIVE!, an ongoing tour through every corner of the Shakespeare universe. Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg gather online with special guests each week to discuss a new topic and allow audiences the opportunity to ask questions live.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
In February, The Black Box PAC Shakespeare in the Park Bergen County team was preparing the lineup for 2020, their third season of free outdoor performances, before the pandemic hit. In the wake of COVID-19, the uniquely collaborative group of theater makers have revamped their annual summer festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
On August 22, Saratoga Shakespeare Company (SSC) will premiere the audio performance of Testament, written by Damian Lanigan and co-produced with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in association with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse has announced two more world-premiere productions in its Digital Without Walls (WOW) series, including You Are Here: A Homebound Travelogue, a Playhouse commission by LA-based artist Marike Splint, and The Society of Wonder, a Playhouse commission by the San Diego-based Animal Cracker Conspiracy.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
Sir Patrick Stewart has hit a milestone in his #ASonnetADay series! Today he took on Sonnet 100.