The Tempest

By William Shakespeare


Shakespeare’s lyrical revenge fantasy comes to the Castle.

Eleanor Methven, one of Ireland’s most celebrated actresses, takes on the iconic role of Prospero, the deposed ruler turned elemental sorcerer.

The fury of the storm she conjures hurls her enemies onto her shores – but it also brings a sad young prince, to the delighted curiosity of her daughter Miranda. Is their attraction a trick of fate – or the spectacle and sorcery of the enchanted island?

From Rough Magic and Kilkenny Arts Festival, the award-winning team that brought you A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, comes a new take on Shakespeare’s classic.

A dark comedy filled with magic, music, mischief and romance, told beneath the Kilkenny summer skies. 3rd – 13th August in Kilkenny Castle Park.

Tickets on Sale HERE

Reviews from previous Rough Magic & Kilkenny Arts Festival productions:

“spellbinding and compelling… tremendous”
Sunday Business Post for Solar Bones, 2020

“A hugely enjoyable and timeless treat.”
Irish Independent for Much Ado About Nothing, 2019

“a breathless ‘Dream’ makes for a triumph”
Sunday Independent for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018

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