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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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Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm
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Interpreter: Janet Guest
Sunday 30 September, 1.00pm
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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’

5 Stars

‘A superb and brilliantly performed production’
Stage Review

4 Stars

‘Powerful performances illuminate The Winter’s Tale

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

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TicketsThis production has now closed. Running timeApprox. 2 hours 55 minutes including an interval

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William Shakespeare 

Blanche McIntyre

James Perkins

Assistant Director
Ed Madden

Stephen Warbeck

Costume Supervisor
Natalie Pryce

Sarah Case


Annette Badland
Old Shepherd

Zora Bishop

Adrian Bower 

Priyanga Burford 

Becci Gemmell 

Will Keen 

Norah Lopez-Holden

Luke MacGregor

Jordan Metcalfe
Young Shepherd

Oliver Ryan

Sirine Saba

Howard Ward

Rose Wardlaw

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



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

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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