Reviews

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'A must see production'
The Times 

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'Michael Longhurst's production emerges keen and intimate...with three scorching actors who have never been better'
The Sunday Times 

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'Immensely moving by glowing candlelight'
Financial Times 

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'A darkly magical production'
Time Out

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'Deeply moving and hilariously irreverent in equal measure'
The Londonist

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'Longhurst and his collaborators here share a lightness of touch, a generosity that is content to display the text to its best advantage, clear and clean'
The Arts Desk

'Exquisitely tender...a sumptuous fairytale'
Exeunt

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Shakespeare's Globe

The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

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Thursday 28 January – Friday 22 April 2016

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets Running Time
Fixed Position Standing £10 | Seated £15 – £48 | £62 premium tickets also available Approx. 3 hours

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Creatives


Director
Michael Longhurst

Designer
Richard Kent

Composer
Simon Slater

Choreographer
Fleur Darkin 

Cast


Simon Armstrong
Polixenes

Jessica Baglow
Mopsa/ Emilia

Tia Bannon
Perdita

Sam Cox
Old Shepherd

Niamh Cusack
Paulina

Steffan Donnelly
Florizel

James Garnon
Autolycus 

Dennis Herdman
Clown

Tom Kanji
Cleomenes

John Light
Leontes

Fergal McElherron
Camillo

Ryan McKen
Third Gentleman/Dion

Daniel Rabin
Lord/ First Gentleman

Rachael Stirling
Hermione

Kirsty Woodward
Dorcas

David Yelland
Antigonus 

Please note: this production has now closed.

'Thou metst with things dying,
I with things new-born.'

Synopsis


Hermione, queen to King Leontes, is tried for adultery, found guilty and reported dead, and the old friendship of two kings is torn apart by jealousy and suspicion. Leontes, discovering his wife’s innocence, is inconsolable with guilt and grief. But art, time and providence can draw regeneration from his remorse.

Background


Keeping the human and divine in exquisite balance, The Winter’s Tale combines the exotic and magical with the realistic psychology of the tragedies.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare’s late, great plays in the kind of theatre they were written for - the intimate, candlelit, indoor Playhouse.

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