The Tempest at Kilkenny Arts Festival
Rough Magic and Kilkenny Arts Festival are thrilled to announce our latest take on a Shakespeare classic. A dark comedy filled with magic, mischief, music and romance; The Tempest.
Shakespeare’s lyrical revenge fantasy is coming to the grounds of Kilkenny Castle for 10 outdoor performances, with Eleanor Methven, one of Ireland’s most celebrated actresses, taking on the iconic role of Prospero, the deposed ruler turned elemental sorcerer.
From the award-winning team that produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest will feature a stellar cast including Arthur Riordan, Gina Moxley, Rory Nolan and Ankur Vikal. The production will be the third instalment of Rough Magic’s large scale, outdoor, contemporary stagings of Shakespeare, and promises to be one of the Festival highlights.
Speaking about the production, and the collaboration with Kilkenny Arts Festival, Lynne Parker said “Rough Magic couldn’t be more thrilled to get back to Kilkenny with our 2022 Ensemble, completing the journey we began in 2018 and celebrating the six shows we’ve made together, winning applause and awards as we gathered momentum. A great partnership, culminating in one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays. Bring it on.”
3-13 August 2022