Roger Allam and Colin Morgan to star in the Globe’s The Tempest

Roger Allam, pictured here playing Falstaff in Henry IV part one at the Globe, will play Prospero in their production of The Tempest. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Roger Allam is set to appear opposite Colin Morgan in The Tempest as part of Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 season.

Allam will play Prospero and Morgan, who is best known for playing the title role in the BBC drama Merlin, will appear as Ariel in the production, which will be directed by Jeremy Herrin. Jessie Buckley, who competed in the BBC TV series I’d Do Anything, will play Miranda.

The show will run from April 23 to August 18, with press night on May 2 and will include music composed by Stephen Warbeck.

Meanwhile, actor Eve Best is set to make her directorial debut with Macbeth, alongside Joseph Millson in the title role.

The show will run from June 22 to October 13, with press night on July 2. Design is by Mike Britten and the music is composed by Olly Fox.

Also featuring in the Bankside venue’s season will be Olivier award-winning actor Michelle Terry, who will return to play Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The show will be directed by the venue’s artistic director Dominic Dromgoole and will run from May 24 to October 12, with press night on May 30. Design is by Jonathan Fensom and music composition by Claire van Kampen.

Joseph Marcell, known for his role as Geoffrey in American TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will play the title role in a small-scale tour of King Lear to Istanbul, while the venue’s tour of the Henry VI trilogy will be staged at battle sites in England where the 15th century Wars of the Roses took place.