Friday, July 14, 2017
The Tempest @BarbicanTheatre
Starring Simon Russell Beale’s as a quietly powerful, at times hoarse-voiced Prospero the production was sadly rather hum-drum and too under-played.
Mumbling aside and failing to engage, the only big noise - quite literally - about Gregory Doran’s sometimes rocky production was the thunder-cracking sound and dazzling special effects and motion-capture Ariel created by Andy Serkis’s Imaginarium Studios.
Sadly, whizz-bang visuals do not a good Tempest make.