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