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The Winter’s Tale – Globe Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Stephen Bates It may seem ironic that the Globe should launch its new production of The Winter’s Tale on one of the hottest evenings of the year, but anachronisms are rife in this, Shakespeare’s split personality play. In temperatures that help the banks of the Thames to pass for Sicily, the tale unfolds. ...

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The Winters Tale – Bristol Old Vic

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Kris Hallett Cheek by Jowl's The Winters Tale is an interesting curate's egg of a production. For four fifths of its running time it is the richest work you will see anywhere, an ensemble whose depth of acting and richness in characterisation can be placed in the upper echelons of any acting troupe ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nina Brazier Composer: Kim Ashton Reviewer: Michael Gray This 60-minute musical re-imagining of Shakespeare's problem play is a boldly ingenious experiment with the drama. This year has seen many Shakespeare-inspired performances. Song recitals, of course, but also Mendelssohn, Walton, Korngold et al in concert with extracts from the canon. And it's not long since The Winter's ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: David Thacker Reviewer: May Mellstrom Former Artistic Director David Thacker returns to the Octagon to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a new production of The Winter's Tale, one of his latest and most unusual plays. Difficult to categorise, The Winter's Tale is both tragedy and comedy and features a host of narrative conventions ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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The Winters Tale – Harrogate Theatre

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Conrad Nelson Designer: Dawn Allsopp Musical Director: Rebekah Hughes Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Winter’s Tale is not an obvious choice for Northern Broadsides’ traditional style of bold and direct story-telling, being a play that gives up its secrets in the most indirect way, but Broadsides can be more subtle than most people think and have become ...

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The Winter’s Tale – The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Ross McGregor Reviewer: Joanna Trainor   Aptly performed on a freezing December evening, Ross McGregor’s adaptation of The Winter’s Tale offers a contrasting vibrant and dark take on Shakespeare’s classic. After convincing himself that his wife is having an affair with a neighbouring King, Leontes must live with his guilt, awaiting the impossible return ...

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The Winter’s Tale – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Miller Composer: Terry Davies Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [rating:4.5] The Winter's Tale is a mythical story that despite tragedy leaves you with a warm and tender glow. This is one of Shakespeare's late plays and for many one of his very best. The first act is full of tragedy as the King Leontes of Sicilia becomes ...

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