The Tempest at The Globe, 29 May 2013

In which… In 100 Words or less, I review a play

The Tempest

‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’

The atmosphere of mystery and disorientation which characterises The Tempest was conjured immediately as the tumbling ship’s crew fell onto the stage. The theatre-in-the-round was used to full advantage throughout as actors cast spells from balconies and sprang up among the standing audience. The renaissance costumes were enlivened with ragged island cloth and fantastical contraptions for nymphs and spirits. The players delivered The Tempest’s complex mixture of language styles with skill, energy and humour. I leant on the stage and could literally smell the theatre, applauding my £5 standing ticket as the troupe of musicians played out the closing act.

See the production until 18 August. Find out more and book tickets HERE

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