One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. Although written at the same period as The Tempest, The Winter's Tale smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as the action ranges across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years.
You can watch the production broadcast live from the Barbican on 19 April at 7.30pm BST. The film will be available on demand until 22 May 2017.
2 hours 45 mins/including an interval
Age guidance 14+
"An original masterpiece"
Photograph: Johan Persson
The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Lighting Designer: Judith Greenwood
Composer: Paddy Cunneen
Movement Director: Jane Gibson
Assistant Movement Director: Elizabeth Ballinger
Assistant Director: Marcus Roche
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)