James Macdonald directs William Shakespeare's classic The Tempest. Prospero, Duke of Milan, his dukedom usurped by his brother Antonio, is put to sea with his little daughter Miranda and some magical books smuggled in by his loyal councillor Gonzalo. The seas casts them up on an island where Prospero, exercising his magical powers, makes a home for himself and Miranda. One day, a great storm, which Prospero has conjured, breaks up a passing ship and delivers to him the members of his usurping court. Treacherous brother, fellow conspirators and old friend alike come under Prospero's spell.