Sean Holmes’s career as associate director of the Globe has thus far been fairly evenly divided between ‘light’ comedies in the main theatre, and darker, more director’s theatre-style shows in the Sam Wanamaker. As a play, ‘The Tempest’ hovers somewhere in between, also it’ll be interesting to see what Holmes does with it – the poster art suggests a relatively jolly take on Shakespeare’s tale of shenanigans on an enchanted island, although the brief season description suggests it’ll be a ‘tumultuous’ take. There’s no specific word on casting, but it’ll be performed by members of the Globe ensemble.
Time Out says
Sean Holmes directs Shakespeare’s magical final play