Iris Theatre have announced casting for its upcoming production of The Tempest, playing at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden from the 20th June.
Joining the production will be Paul Brendan (Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, Belgrade Theatre and Citizen’s Theatre; Julius Caesar, The Tobacco Factory), Charlotte Christensen (Gate; Cockpit Theatre; The Little Match Girl, Tabard Theatre), Reginald Edwards (A Peril of the Sea, Lakeside Theatre; You’re Human Like the Rest of Them, Finborough Theatre), Linford Johnson (Pinocchio, National Theatre; Show Boat, Sheffield Crucible and New London Theatre), Prince Plockey (H.R.Haitch, Union Theatre; You Forgot The Mince, Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour), Jamie Newall (Another Country, Queen’s Theatre; The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre) and Joanne Thomson (In Plain Sight, ITV; The Whip Hand, Traverse Theatre and Birmingham Rep).
Directed by Iris Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Winder, Iris Theatre’s production of The Tempest will lead audiences on a journey through magic and illusion set on a magical island.
A storm at sea – a ship is broken by the waves, and a king and his court are washed up on the shore of a mysterious island. The desolate isle appears uninhabited but, unseen in the shadows, a powerful magician plots his revenge. The fate of all the shipwrecked souls now rests in his hands. Will he give in to his anger, or will his love for his daughter redeem them all?
Talking about the production, Daniel Winder said: “Today, in our fractious and chloric world, the message of empathy, kindness and redemption at the heart of this funny and human play seems particularly vital. The cast is a mixture of the very best young talent London theatre has to offer, alongside hugely experienced West End professionals. I am particularly excited to share with audiences our version of Prospero island – there will be magic tricks and wonder; ravishing music and a feast for all the senses.”
The production will feature set design by Mike Leopold, costume design by Anna Sances, lighting by Benjamin Polya and sound by Filipe Gomes.
The Tempest will play at St Paul’s Church from the 20th June until the 28th July. For more information visit: http://iristheatre.com/event/the-tempest/.