The Tempest Cast Is Announced
The Tempest cast includes some faces familiar to The Watermill. Director, Paul Hart's credits include directing Heroes and Great Expectations at The Watermill, resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse and Associate Director for Propeller.
"The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most experimental plays and in staging this new production we aim to meet this spirit in creating a piece that is bold, sensitive and full of life. It's a great coming home as Shakespeare works so well in The Watermill and his late plays best of all. I can't think of a theatre closer in spirit to what the Blackfriars would probably have been, in which Shakespeare's final plays were performed. This intimate smaller space allows for a discussion of ideas that thrills the mind and a brilliant theatricality to excite the senses. This production will push the boundaries of how we create the desert island of the play. We'll be using music, movement, sound as well as exploring the idea of chorus to create this magical world. We have an extraordinary company led by the brilliant Shakespearean actor Michael Hadley who's recent credits include Richard II and King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse." Paul Hart