The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Recently awarded the Golden Lion of Venice for his ability to bring classic works to life for a contemporary audience, Declan Donnellan directs a revelatory Winter’s Tale


Shakespeare tears apart nearly every rule of theatre. Low comedy interrupts high tragedy, kings jostle with thieves, and the stage is invaded by clowns, a princess, a bear and Time herself, who announces a sixteen-year interval.

Critic reviews

All the vast richness of the world dreamed up by Shakespeare shines with blinding splendour in this Winter’s Tale

Mario Llosa Vargas writing in El País (Spain)

A masterpiece

Le Figaro (France)

A beautiful twilight fantasy

El Mundo (Spain)

Throughout, Jane Gibson's perfectly calibrated choreography emphasises the meaning of each action; here it shifts from absolute stillness to destructive frenzy in the blink of an eye - It is intelligent and challenging.

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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 5 Apr - Sat 22 Apr 7.30pm; Sat mats at 2pm.
Runtime: 4 hrs 5 mins


Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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