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Tempest, The

Synopsis
Screen version of the 2016 Donmar production of Shakespeare’s last play, restaged with a live audience and filmed at a bespoke venue in King’s Cross. An all-female production, presented as if played by inmates of a women’s prison.
Series
Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of release
2018
Transmission details
17 Jun 2018
Duration
104 mins

Credits

Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Producer
John Wyver; Kate Pakenham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Joan Armatrading
Production Design
Bunny Christie
Cast
Harriet WalterProspero
Leah HarveyMiranda
Jade AnoukaAriel
Sophie StantonCaliban
Sheila AtimFerdinand
Jackie CluneStephano
Jennifer JosephOfficer
Karen DunbarTrinculo
Martina LairdAlonso
Shiloh CokeSebastian
Zainab HasanGonzalo

Additional Details

Theatre
Donmar Theatre
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
prisons; Colonialism

Notes

Notes
The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter. It was followed by Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016.
History
Premiered on BBC iPlayer.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0696f99/the-tempest
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Donmar Warehouse

Email
office@donmarwarehouse.com
Web
https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
3 Dryden Street
London
WC2E 9NA
Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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