A co-production with Northern Stage and Oxford Playhouse

The Tempest

“Sit still and hear…of our sea sorrow…”

Widely considered to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest combines magic, drama, romance and comedy.  This new ensemble production contains visual treats, original music, plenty of mischief and a whole lot of wizardry.

Created with an ensemble cast of ten, featuring Tyrone Huggins as Prospero and extraordinary live music from Brendan Murphy, The Tempest was created as a co-production between Northern Stage in Newcastle, the Oxford Playhouse and Improbable.

First presented at Northern Stage (Newcastle), then at the Oxford Playhouse in 2015.

Creative Team

Director Phelim McDermott
Associate Director Mark Calvert
Designer Becs Andrews
Lighting Designer Colin Grenfell
Music Composed and Performed by Brendan Murphy
Sound Designer Nick John Williams
Company Manager Colin Holman (Northern Stage)
Stage Manager Eleanor Pappworth
Deputy Stage Manager Nichola Jayne Reilly
Assistant Stage Manager Beatrice Stanley


Stephano – Tony Bell
Alonso – John Paul Connolly
Prospero – Tyrone Huggins
Antonio – Gary Kitching
Trinculo – Hannah McPake
Miranda – Jade Ogugua
Caliban – Peter Peverley
Ferdinand – Christopher Price
Ariel – Eileen Walsh

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