Shakespeare’s finest

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 August 2012

The Tempest - Credit Nobby Clark

The Tempest - Credit Nobby Clark

Nobby Clark

AN INSPIRATIONAL drama will take to the stage in Bath exclusively from today (Thurs).

Tim Pigott-Smith will star as Prospero in Shakespeare’s inspirational drama The Tempest.

Directed by Adrian Noble, the production will play Bath exclusively during the Theatre Royal’s summer season

William Shakespeare’s magical and lyrical work involves a 22-strong cast directed by Adrian Noble, former artistic director and chief executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Romance, magic and a deserted island – Shakespeare’s extraordinary final work pits the desire for revenge against the power of love.

Marooned for many years with his daughter Miranda, Prospero has spent 12 years perfecting his magic.

When he learns that a ship bearing his old enemies is sailing near the island, he conjures up a torrential storm with the help of the spirit Ariel, bringing within his grasp those who robbed him of his dukedom.

A story of redemption and forgiveness, this enchanted tale is filled with humour, romance and adventure.

Tim Pigott-Smith recently played a much-acclaimed King Lear for West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The Tempest appears at the Theatre Royal until September 8.

Tickets, priced £17.50-33.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk


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