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.Tweet #OATwinterstale
“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”
"this ensemble’s energy would brighten any dampened crowd’s spirits...Director Ria Parry gets the mix of authenticity and fun spot on."
“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.”
"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."
"an UNALLOYED FAMILY PLEASURE from start to finish."
"exuberantly energetic...abridged with imaginative flair...lots of infectious dancing and an inspired rhyming prologue...warmly recommended."
"This hugely enjoyable production succeeds in opening up the story to younger audiences without losing sight of Shakespeare."
- Director – Ria Parry
- Set Designer – Max Jones
- Costume Designer – Tom Piper
- Composer & Sound Score – Dave Price
- Choreographer – Katy Pearce
- Sound Designer – Avgoustos Psillas for Autograph
- Casting Director – Louis Hammond
- Voice and Text Coach – Barbara Houseman
- Dialect Coach – Kat Hicks
- Assistant Director – Katherine Timms