By William Shakespeare
The Winter’s Tale tells the story of a lost princess raised by a shepherd and of her secret romance with a prince. As we follow Perdita's adventure, we encounter wild beasts, a magic statue, a sheep shearing party and an unexpected family reunion.
Using Shakespeare’s original text, this heart-warming story is re-imagined for everyone aged six and over.
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"this ensemble’s energy would brighten any dampened crowd’s spirits...Director Ria Parry gets the mix of authenticity and fun spot on."
“UTTERLY BEGUILING...good story-telling, rich language and panto-style audience participation."
"PLAYFUL, FUNNY but HEARTFELT...I was swept away with Sirine Saba’s mistreated Hermione…I even shed a few tears at the end of this story of capricious power and second chances”
“The story comes up fresh for children and adults alike”
“SUBLIME...it launches into Shakespeare’s actual words without fear.”
“Laughs, tears, it has it all. And, lest we forget, the bear is properly scary.”
"an UNALLOYED FAMILY PLEASURE from start to finish."
"This hugely enjoyable production succeeds in opening up the story to younger audiences without losing sight of Shakespeare."
"BREEZY, INVENTIVE...it produces a carnival atmosphere on a sunny afternoon"
"a fine introduction to Shakespeare for youngsters...a CELEBRATION of the simple inventiveness of theatre."
"exuberantly energetic...abridged with imaginative flair...lots of infectious dancing and an inspired rhyming prologue...warmly recommended."
- Ria Parry – Director
- Max Jones – Set Designer
- Tom Piper – Costume Designer
- Dave Price – Composer & Sound Score
- Katy Pearce – Choreographer
- Avgoustos Psillas for Autograph – Sound Designer
- Louis Hammond – Casting Director
- Barbara Houseman – Voice and Text Coach
- Kat Hicks – Dialect Coach
- Katherine Timms – Assistant Director