by William Shakespeare directed by Christian Anthony
“There's some ill planet reigns: I must be patient till the heavens look with an aspect more favourable.”
A paranoid king accuses his wife of infidelity. A newborn baby is abandoned on a faraway shore. A family torn asunder by jealousy must wait sixteen years to be healed. With its genre-defying blend of high tragedy and low comedy, The Winter’s Tale weaves a spellbinding web of heartbreak and hope. Set in a Hockney-inspired California and performed by a cast of senior actors, this thrilling interpretation of Shakespeare’s late romance will explore the limits of love, the abuse of power and the balm of longed-for second chances.