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27th Sep 2017 - 2nd Dec 2017

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23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

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The Winter's Tale

A man goes through the contents of a bag while a woman carrying a baby watches him.

By William Shakespeare. Directed by Simon Godwin.

A Schtanhaus/Nuffield Theatre co-production - in association with Headlong Theatre.

Season Closed

With a lost child, a jealous King, a beautiful statue and the most famous stage direction of all time, Shakespeare's late, great romance weaves high drama and low comedy to tell a story of heartbreak, reunion and newfound hope.

When Leontes, King of Sicilia, becomes convinced his wife, Hermione, is having an adulterous affair with his oldest friend he is consumed with jealousy. As the effects of his rage spread, a rollercoaster story unfolds of mistaken identities, a man-eating bear, court-room dramas and a secret box which will restore a long lost daughter to her grieving father.

The Winter's Tale combines the tightly plotted excitement of a thriller with the mythic beauty of a fairytale.

  • A lost child, a jealous King, a beautiful statue and the most famous stage direction of all time.
  • ★★★★ This is a really terrific touring production: uncluttered, good at storytelling, neatly designed with a nod to the 1930s, and full of nifty touches. Guardian