Why See The Winter's Tale?
The ultimate fantasy story
This wild fantasy returns to the Elizabethan theatre in the heart of London as part of Shakespeare's Globe's 21st season. Spend your summer treading through the path of Leontes as he tries to rebuild his past and his future in this heady tale of rage, love, grief and forgiveness.
Where uncontrollable emotions run rife across all genders, countries, class and age The Winter's Tale is the ultimate fairy tale. Full of gods, monsters and terrible natural disasters this wild and sweeping tale will transport you from stifling city to the open air of Shakespeare's fantasy world.
What is The Winter's Tale about?
Through no fault but his own Leontes manages to wreck his marriage, disobeys the gods and throw his family, and himself, into ruin. However as the years trundle along a new generation are forced to flee their homeland and take refuge in Sicilia, bringing with them, the key from the past in order to unlock the future.
Opening night: 22 June 2018
Audio-Described Performance Sunday 23 September, 1.00pm Relaxed Performance Sunday 7 October, 6.30pm Captioned Performance Tuesday 2 October, 7.30pm BSL Interpreted Performance Sunday 30 September, 1.00pm
Cast and Creative
Will Keen as Leontes
Annette Badland as Old Shephard
Priyanga Burford as Hermione
Sirine Saba as Paulina
Oliver Ryan as Polixenes
Adrian Bower as Camillo
Norah Lopez-Holden as Perdita
Howard Ward as Antigonus
Zora Bishop, Becci Gemmell, Luke MacGregor, Jordan Metcalf and Rose Wardlaw
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