The Royal Shakespeare Company has released a first-look photo of Alex Kingston as Prospero and Jessica Rhodes as Miranda in their forthcoming production of The Tempest.
The Tempest, which is currently in rehearsals in Stratford-upon-Avon, runs at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 26 January to 4 March 2023.
Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, A Discovery of Witches, ER) plays Prospero, alongside Jessica Rhodes as Miranda, Jamie Ballard (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Henry VIII) as Antonio; Ishia Bennison (Romeo & Juliet) as Gonzalo; Grace Cookey-Gam (Persuasion) as Sebastian; Peter De Jersey (The Threepenny Opera) as Alonso; Ian Charleson Award winner Heledd Gwynn (Hedda) as Ariel; Joseph Payne (Antigone); Tommy Sim’aan (As You Like It) as Caliban; Simon Startin as Stephano; and Cath Whitefield (Into the Woods) as 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.