The Winter’s Tale – Free Stream till 27th April

Filmed at the Barbican in 2017, a Cheek by Jowl Production of 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… 


Live-capture filmed on 18 April 2017 at the Barbican, London. Age guidance 14+.

Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod

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