Last week I saw The Tempest at the Print Room it is a marvellous, brilliantly bleak production. If you like Shakespeare and the Tempest (favourite play of many) you should go. Reasons: A great set, excellent sound and lighting, some fantastic performances, it is local and you can have a drink in my favourite bar. As a tempter The Print Room is offering locals a neighbour’s ticket price of £10/£15 instead of £22/£27. Just quote “Shakespeare on your doorstep” when booking by either calling the box office 0203 642 6606 or dropping in.
The Tempest is one of the Bard’s final works and the Print Room has managed to condense it to just two hours including the interval. It is directed by the inestimable Simon Usher and set on a volcanic stage of lava where the characters erupt from the surface. Caliban is as hideous a creature as you can imagine and Ariel impenetrably enigmatic and other worldly. A wonderful venue for an amazing play. If Notting Hill Post was in the business of giving stars it would earn a good four.
On Monday to Saturday, until Saturday 17th December (7.30pm), with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday (2/3pm). the-print-room.