The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
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The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
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The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(6 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

About the Show

The Globe presents Shakespeare’s tale of betrayal, love and redemption. 

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Member Reviews (6)

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Nic
457 Reviews | 87 Followers
83
Delightful, Entertaining, Good, Funny, Great acting

See it if unlike me you know whether this show is supposed to be a tragedy or comedy. I thought it the former until this version, which I loved.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare?

88 Reviews | 5 Followers
84
Quirky, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a brilliantly comic retelling of one of Shakespeare's best works featuring moments that are equally bizarre as they are hilarious!

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional representation of Shakespeare, this is an altogether different affair in every sense of the word. Read more

17 Reviews | 1 Follower
60
Ambitious, Banal, Quirky

See it if You like to see Shakespeare in weird settings like a beach resort.

Don't see it if you don't like the text Read more

10 Reviews | 0 Followers
71
Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy cleverly modernized Shakespeare or comedic tones

Don't see it if you want a classic rendition of the text or want a casual watch

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to understand the end of a metaphorical tempest.

Don't see it if Yo don't like comedy Read more

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
92
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a fun, modern production that is still sympathetic to the text.

Don't see it if You don’t love Shakespeare

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
August 1st, 2022

"It won’t go down in history as a revolutionary production, but as a crowd pleaser it’s inventive, compassionate and really just a pure joy."
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The Telegraph (UK)
August 1st, 2022

"It’s of a piece with a production that unpacks Shakespeare’s strange cargo without much care for precedent, and subjects it to fresh inspection."
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The London Evening Standard
August 1st, 2022

"It’s got some rough edges, and some of its conceits don’t work, but overall, this show is a sunny delight."
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London Theatre
August 5th, 2022

"Engaging and vital at some moments, flat and curiously lacking in impact at others. ... 'Tempest' suffused with visual japery but only intermittently in touch with the lasting and immutable magic that exists within the play itself."
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The Stage (UK)
August 1st, 2022

"Holmes’ production does not ignore the play’s darker undercurrents and colonial overtones, but they are buried deeper in the mix than is sometimes the case. It is predominantly concerned with keeping the audience amused, and though it suffers from audibility and clarity issues to begin with."
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The Guardian (UK)
August 1st, 2022

"Comedy. Definitely a comedy. Academics have long agonised about how to categorise 'The Tempest' but director Sean Holmes’s gleefully eccentric production is unequivocally comic."
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WhatsOnStage
August 1st, 2022

"Holmes' decision to use lunacy over sorcery is funny on occasions but it ultimately leaves a somewhat unsatisfied feeling.
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
August 1st, 2022

“It’s certainly a refreshingly contemporary take, but it fails to follow through with its concept. There is no overarching image to act as an aesthetic nexus; the conceptual dots are never connected. It is a shame because individual aspects are undeniably worth our attention”
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