RSC announces full cast of The Tempest with Alex Kingston

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced full casting for its forthcoming production of The Tempest.

The play runs at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 26 January to 4 March 2023.

As previously announced, Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, A Discovery of Witches, ER) will play Prospero, alongside Jessica Rhodes as Miranda.

They are joined by Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Wolsey in Henry VIII at The Globe) as Antonio; Ishia Bennison (Romeo & Juliet – RSC) as Gonzalo; Grace Cookey-Gam (Persuasion – Rose Theatre) as Sebastian; Peter De Jersey (The Threepenny Opera – National Theatre) as Alonso; Ian Charleson Award winner Heledd Gwynn (Hedda – Sherman Theatre) as Ariel; Joseph Payne (Antigone -Mercury Theatre); Tommy Sim’aan (As You Like It – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) as Caliban; Simon Startin as Stephano; and Cath Whitefield (Into the Woods – Theatre Royal Bath) as Trinculo.

The full company comprises of Jamie Ballard (Antonio), Ishia Bennison (Gonzalo), Natalia Campbell (Goddess), Tina Chiang (Master), Grace Cookey-Gam (Sebastian), Peter De Jersey (Alonso), Heledd Gwynn (Ariel), Liz Jadav (Goddess), Jonny Khan (Francisco), Natalie Kimmerling (Sailor), Alex Kingston (Prospero), David Lee-Jones (Adrian), David Osmond (Sailor), Joseph Payne (Ferdinand), Rodrigo Peñalosa Pita (Boatswain), Jessica Rhodes (Miranda), Tommy Sim’aan (Caliban), Imogen Slaughter (Goddess), Simon Startin (Stephano) and Cath Whitefield (Trinculo).

Directed by Elizabeth Freestone, The Tempest has Set Design by Tom Piper, Costume Design by Tom Piper and Natasha Ward, Lighting by Johanna Town, Music and Sound by Adrienne Quartly, Movement by Sarita Piotrowski, Fights by Kev McCurdy, Puppetry Direction and Design by Rachael Canning. Casting is by Helena Palmer CDG.

👤 📅2 December 2022

📷 Main photo: RSC's The Tempest - Full company. Photo by Simon Hadley

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