Theatre Review: The Tempest At The Barbican

The Tempest at The Barbican ★★★★☆

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In collaboration with tech giants Intel, the RSC brings a gorgeous interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest to the Barbican.

Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) is Prospero, the exiled wizard on an island populated with creatures both strange and sinister. Amid the rather impressive shipwreck set, the trippy visuals and Gregory Doran’s fluent direction, there is plenty of music and dance to pep up a script which is way below the Bard’s best but still has the occasional zinger.

The Tempest, The Barbican, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS. £10-£75. Until 18 August.

Last Updated 20 July 2017