William Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale (2017)

Cheek by Jowl (London, United Kingdom)
November 28 17:00 - UTE 30 online

Duration: 2h 25'
In English with English, Hungarian, Romanian, Spanish and French subtitles.
Available: 24 hours
Age recommendation: 14+

Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux /Scène Nationale; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid (INAEM)
The live capture was made possible by The Space, Arts Council England and the BBC, Livestreamed from the Barbican in London on 19 April 2017.

Emilia / Time: Grace Andrews 
Cleomenes: Joseph Black 
Camillo: David Carr 
Mamillius: Tom Cawte 
Autolycus: Ryan Donaldson
Dion & Live Music Supervisor: Guy Hughes
Leontes: Orlando James
Young Shepherd: Sam McArdle
Perdita: Eleanor McLoughlin
Old Shepherd / Antigonus: Peter Moreton
Hermione / Dorcas: Natalie Radmall-Quirke 
|Paulina / Mopsa: Joy Richardson
Polixenes: Edward Sayer
Florizel: Sam Woolf

Designer: Nick Ormerod 
Lighting Designer: Judith Greenwood 
Composer: Paddy Cunneen 
Movement Director: Jane Gibson
Costume Supervisor: Angie Burns 
Company Manager: Tim Speechley
Technical Director: Simon Bourne
Technical Stage Manager: Robin Turley Smith
Deputy Stage Manager: Harriet Stewart 
Assistant Stage Manager: Lou Ballard
Sound: Fred Riding
Lighting: David Salter 
Wardrobe Manager: Rebecca Rees

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 are 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...

Awards for the show:
Els XX Premis de la Crítica de les Arts Escèniques 2018 (Catalonia)  Espectacle internacional (Best international production)

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