The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
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The Tempest (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

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

(7 Ratings)
Members say
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Delightful

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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161 Reviews | 26 Followers
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

546 Reviews | 96 Followers
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?

25 Reviews | 2 Followers
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

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
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

17 Reviews | 0 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy modern takes on shakespeare!

Don't see it if you’re not familiar with the text!

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
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
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)

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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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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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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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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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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