Sir Ian McKellen, fresh from his performance as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, is Prospero, and heads a strong cast in Shakespeare’s last great play. The wronged duke raises a tempest to shipwreck his old opponents on his island so that he can ensure justice is done. With Emilia Fox as Miranda, Scott Handy in the pivotal role of the sprite Ariel, and Ben Owukwe as Caliban, this new production, directed by John Tydeman, balances the magic and the earthiness, with music playing a key role.
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Yes. Ian McKellen gives an excellent performance as Prospero and the recording really brings the play to life.
Ariel's music and also the way in which characters were brought to life through their own mannerisms and personalities.
Prospero is the central character and gives an unforgettable performance.
Yes - I easily could have.