Release Date:

Aug 2017



Sound Format:

LPCM & DTS Master Audio 5.1

Catalog Number:


The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Simon Russell Beale (Prospero); Joe Dixon (Caliban); Mark Quartley (Ariel); Jenny Rainsford (Miranda); Simon Trinder (Trinculo); Tony Jayawardena (Stephano); Oscar Pearce (Antonio); Joseph Mydell (Gonzalo);

On a distant island, a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to hiswill. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him.Creating a vast magical storm, he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake, they findthemselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems…


"Simon Russell Beale’s return to the Royal Shakespeare Company after 20 years has been overshadowed by excitement about the production’s use of digital technology. While the effects are innovative, for me the kaleidoscopic visual spectacle pales besides the show’s human values and its moving affirmation of forgiveness." (The Guardian ★★★★)

"The fruit of a two-year partnership involving Intel and Imaginarium, the visuals, particularly those that enhance the actions of Mark Quartley’s otherworldly Ariel are, true to the hype, of a breath-taking order." (The Daily Telegraph ★★★★)

"Simon Russell Beale returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company after more than 20 years and marks the occasion by turning in one of the most profoundly moving performances of his career." (The Independent ★★★★)