The Winter’s Tale
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For the first time ever, experience both our iconic spaces in one unforgettable event. Shakespeare’s romance The Winter’s Tale transforms the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe Theatre in a ‘triumph’ ★★★★★ (The Telegraph) of a production that takes place across both stages.
King Leontes falsely accuses his heavily pregnant wife of infidelity with his best friend. Consumed by jealousy, he makes a series of catastrophic decisions that tear his family apart and leaves his newborn daughter abandoned. Sixteen years later, can time bring healing and reconciliation?
The audience will journey from the aristocratic luxury of Sicilia in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to the pastoral playground of Bohemia in the Globe Theatre in this ‘theatrical experience not to be missed’ ★★★★★ (Broadway World). Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes traverses two worlds to explore the destructive and redemptive power of love.
‘Apollo’s angry, and the heavens themselves
Do strike at my injustice.’
– Act III, scene 2
Supported by the USA Patrons, Supporters and Friends
Galleries (Seating) £62 – £25
This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the Globe Theatre
Running time Approximately 3 hours 10 minutes, including one 20-minute interval and one 5-minute short pause
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Photography: Johan Persson
Art Direction: Louise Richardson
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Everything you need to know about our access offering, including a full list of upcoming access performances for Winter 2022/23.
HOW IT WILL WORK
You’ll start your journey in Sicilia, set in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Following an interval you’ll be led to Bohemia, set in the Globe Theatre. During a short pause, you’ll return to Sicilia in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the end of the play.
All audience members will be seated in the Globe. Full details will be shared in your pre-visit email.
The Globe Theatre is an outdoor venue and performances will continue whatever the weather, so please dress accordingly!
‘An imaginative, expertly judged triumph’
‘A theatrical experience not to be missed’
‘Exhilarating… Breathes new life into the centuries-old text’
‘A brilliant conceit’
CAST & CREATIVES
Introducing The Winter’s Tale cast & creatives
Children’s Casting Consultant
Globe Associate - Movement
Head of Casting
Head of Voice
Tamsin Hurtado Clarke
Seasonal Voice Coach
The People of Bohemia
We have collaborated with Soldiers’ Arts Academy for The Winter’s Tale to create the People of Bohemia. The actors of the Soldiers’ Arts Academy Theatre Company are serving or veteran military personnel and their family members, some of whom have been impacted by their experiences in service. Others members are actors who generously provide mentorship to those entering the profession. Members work with the SAA to recover, to retrain and to move into the industry offering performances shaped by their unique talents and lived experience.
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