Could this be an insight into the future of where theatre and digital technology come together? The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2016 winter production of The Tempest has completely sold out, yet tickets to see the first glimpse of RSC’s collaboration with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios is still possible, however, as cinema audiences got to see the performance live from their local cinema last night. **
The merging of Shakespeare’s masterful play with the intelligent use of holograms and digital motion-capture technology has brought the wizardry and magical spells of Prospero’s island to life. It is an interesting time for the RSC as they welcome the return of Simon Russell Beale after twenty years absence and continue to take on new challenges, from broadcasting theatre live to several countries, including Russia and USA, and experimenting with digital enhancements.