Characters

Ages are guideline only

Prospero
The usurped Duke of Milan – can be a Duchess – is traditionally a man but I would have no problem if a woman went for the role – adjustments would have to be made to the script. New film version coming out in 2010 has Helen Mirren playing this role. Age 30 to 70

Miranda
Prospero’s daughter. Age in script is 15, but suggest someone 15-25.

Ariel
An airy spirit. I would prefer this to be a woman . Disguises him/herself during play as a nymph, harpy etc. Age 16 to 40.

Caliban
Is Sycorax’s (a witch) son, who a is deformed monster who is enslaved by Prospero after trying to rape Miranda. Male. Age 18 to 50.

Alonso
The King of Naples. Male 30 to 50.

Sebastian
Alonso’s brother. Male 16 to 30.

Antonio
The Duke Of Milan, Prospero’s brother. Male 25 to 50.

Ferdinand
Alonso’s son. Male 16 to 30.

Gonzalo
A counsellor who gave aid to Prospero and Miranda. Male or female 30 to 70.

Adrian
A lord. Male or female 20 to 70.

Francisco
A lord. Male or female 20 to 70.

Trinculo
Aa jester. Male or female over 16.

Stephano
Aa drunken butler. Male or female over 16.

Boatswain
A boatswain. Male or female over 16.

Master of the ship
Is……the master of the ship. Male or female over 16.

Iris, Ceres and Juno
Spirits. Male or female. 12 to 20.

Mariners
16 to 70 – basically are extras parts or will be played by other cast members.

Other spirits
Several not sure how many. Male or female. 12 to 16. Non speaking, with other spirits will be used for physical scenes, acting as forests, the tempest etc