Jamie Newall, Paul Brendan, and More to Star in Iris Theatre's THE TEMPEST

Jamie Newall, Paul Brendan, and More to Star in Iris Theatre's THE TEMPEST

Paul Brendan (Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog, Belgrade Theatre and Citizen's Theatre; Julius Caesar, The Tobacco Factory; Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's Globe), Charlotte Christensen (Gate; Cockpit Theatre; The Little Match Girl, Tabard Theatre; The Divide, Old Vic Theatre), Reginald Edwards (A Peril of the Sea, Lakeside Theatre; You're Human Like the Rest of Them, Finborough Theatre; King Lear, Royal & Derngate), Linford Johnson (Pinocchio, National Theatre; Show Boat, Sheffield Crucible and New London Theatre; Macbeth, St. Paul's Church), Prince Plockey (H.R.Haitch, Union Theatre; You Forgot The Mince, Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour; The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, European Tour), Jamie Newall (Another Country, Queen's Theatre; The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre; RSC's Richard III, Australian Tour) and Joanne Thomson (In Plain Sight, ITV; The Whip Hand, Traverse Theatre and Birmingham Rep; The Suffragettes: How Women Got The Vote; BBC) will star in Iris Theatre's The Tempest which opens their enchanting outdoor season.

Inspired by the courtly royal masques of the 17th century and the designs of Inigo Jones (the architect behind St Paul's Church), The Tempest will be an evening of pomp, magic and illusion. Directed by Iris Theatre's Artistic Director Daniel Winder, audiences are led on an exciting indoor and outdoor promenade adventure as St Paul's Church transforms into the magical island. Dress to impress as you are about to join a party at the end of the world!

Winder comments, Today, in our fractious and chloric world, the message of empathy, kindness and redemption at the heart of this funny and human play seems particularly vital. The cast is a mixture of the very best young talent London theatre has to offer, alongside hugely experienced West End professionals. I am particularly excited to share with audiences our version of Prospero island - there will be magic tricks and wonder; ravishing music and a feast for all the senses. What better way to spend a beautiful summers evening than at a party at the end of the world with us, in the idyllic gardens of St. Paul's Church?

Tickets are available priced £20; Children (under 16), £15; Previews, all tickets £15; Young Iris, £15. Available from www.iristheatre.com. Patrons who wish to purchase tickets as part of the Young Iris scheme should sign up through the website in advance of booking tickets.

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