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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Tempest @BarbicanTheatre

Last night Stuart and I went to see The Tempest at the Barbican Theatre in London's glitzy Barbican.

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.

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