The Winter's Tale

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Shakespeare’s tragicomedy smashes all the rules. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years.

The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is Shakespeare after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion...

 

Duration: 2 hours 55mins with interval

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Age guideline : 16+

  • If anything, the ‘hype’ has been underplayed. The Winter’s Tale has bite.
       
    Reviews Hub
  • Combines far-reaching imagination with cohesive intelligence
       
    New York Times
  • A beautiful twilight fantasy
       
    El Mundo

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