The winters tale

THE WINTER'S TALE

by William Shakespeare
Tue 31 January - Sat 4 February 2017
Tickets £18 - £33*

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One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Winter’s Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action and 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 the new 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...

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Tickets

Tuesday - Friday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm & 8pm: £18/£28/£33*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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