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The Winter’s Tale

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Sunday 23 September, 1.00pm 
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Sunday 7 October, 6.30pm
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 Captioned
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Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm
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 BSL Interpreted  
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Interpreter: Janet Guest
Sunday 30 September, 1.00pm
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Reviews

4 Stars

‘A superb cast deliver striking performances’
The Guardian

4 Stars

‘A delight: Shakespeare at his most sad, his most human and his most joyful’
WhatsOnStage

5 Stars

‘A superb and brilliantly performed production’
Stage Review

4 Stars

‘Powerful performances illuminate The Winter’s Tale
Londonist

4 Stars

‘Free-flowing, […] assured’
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22 June – 14 October 2018

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running time
TicketsYard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) from £22. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre Running timeApprox. 2 hours 55 minutes including an interval
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Creatives


Writer
William Shakespeare 

Director
Blanche McIntyre

Designer
James Perkins

Assistant Director
Ed Madden

Composer
Stephen Warbeck

Costume Supervisor
Natalie Pryce

Voice
Sarah Case

Cast


Annette Badland
Old Shepherd

Zora Bishop
Emilia

Adrian Bower 
Camillo

Priyanga Burford 
Hermione

Becci Gemmell 
Autolycus

Will Keen 
Leontes

Norah Lopez-Holden
Perdita

Luke MacGregor
Florizel

Jordan Metcalfe
Young Shepherd

Oliver Ryan
Polixenes

Sirine Saba
Paulina

Howard Ward
Antigonus

Rose Wardlaw
Mamillius/Time

Annette Badland, Zora Bishop, Adrian Bower, Priyanga Burford, Becci Gemmell, Will Keen, Norah Lopez-Holden, Luke MacGregor, Jordan Metcalfe, Oliver Ryan, Sirine Saba, Howard Ward and Rose Wardlaw

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

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Synopsis


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.

Background


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.

Live Cinema Broadcast


We are delighted to be broadcasting The Winter’s Tale live to cinemas from the Globe Theatre on Thursday 4 October. Find your nearest participating cinema.

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)
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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
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Wednesday 10 October
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* Please note: any announced Q&A line-ups are subject to change

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