The Winter's Tale


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.
The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Shakespeare's Globe
Starts: Friday 22 June 2018
Closes: Sunday 14 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Box office tel: 020 7401 9919

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 22 June 2018

Press night:Wednesday 27 June 2018

Closes:Sunday 14 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Gallery (seated) from £22


Yard (standing) £5


Concessions:
£3 off for under 18s

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Access information


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


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Blanche McIntyre
Production: The Globe Ensemble

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