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The Winter’s Tale

  • 2018/Summer/TheWintersTale

22 June – 14 October 2018

Globe Theatre

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William Shakespeare 

Blanche McIntyre

James Perkins

Isobel Waller-Bridge

‘It is required
You do awake your faith.’
Act V, scene 3


In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…

A ‘winter’s tale’ is a fantasy, and The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable. The play’s uncontrollable emotions – rage, love, grief and forgiveness – range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters, and its colossal sweep takes us from stifling courts to unbuttoned festivals.


Blanche McIntyre has recently worked at the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chichester Festival Theatre. She directed The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It at the Globe in 2014 and 2015.

‘Coming back to the Globe feels like coming home.’

Blanche McIntyre

Midnight matinee

This summer revel in the extraordinary, magical atmosphere of the Globe at night with our special midnight matinee performances. The Midnight Matinee performance of The Winter’s Tale will take place on Friday 13 July at 11.59pm.

Introductory Talks

Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks before the performance.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
£8 (£6 Members / Students)

Tuesday 2 October, 6.00pm (Captioned, Speech to Text Relay)
Dr Hester Lees-Jeffries (University of Cambridge)

Tuesday 9 October, 6.00pm
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe)

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Company Q&As

Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays and answer your questions in these chaired Q&As 15 minutes after the matinees.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
£5 (£4 Members / Students)

Wednesday 3 October
Wednesday 10 October

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