Shakespeare’s Globe announces the cast of this year’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production, The Tempest.
Diane Page (Julius Caesar, Globe Tour 2022) will direct the production created especially for young people. Public performances of The Tempest run from 18 March – 15 April, alongside the schools’ project.
The cast includes Aoife Gaston and David Huntley, who both return to Playing Shakespeare after featuring in the 2022 production, Macbeth.
Joining them are Azan Ahmed, Charlie Cameron, David Ijiti, Emma Manton, Lloyd McDonagh, Archie Rush, Bea Svistunenko and Zheng Xi Yong.
With the support of Deutsche Bank, as part of its global youth engagement programme ‘Born to Be’, over 26,000 free tickets are offered to pupils aged 11-16 at London and Birmingham state schools, with subsidised tickets for schools nationwide. Alongside the production, workshops on The Tempest will run for 12-15-year-olds, and family workshops for 9-12-year-olds and their grown-ups will also be available.
Workshops include practical drama activities and games.
Director Diane Page says: “It’s really fantastic to be back at the Globe and to direct The Tempest with our exciting team of actors and creatives. With the theatre full of young people, the atmosphere as close to the original audience 400 years ago, what could be more energising.”