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Director: Blanche McIntyre; Written by: William Shakespeare
The Winter's Tale is a story of love, loss and reconciliation, and is full of wild and uncontrollable emotions: rage, grief and forgiveness.
When King Leontes grows suspicious that his pregnant wife has had an affair with his childhood friend, he orders that her baby be abandoned. The baby is then found by a shepherd and Perdita grows up to become a lost princess.
In later life King Leontes comes to lament his decision and stands before a statue of his dead queen, praying for redemption. But will there be and a family reunion?
The Globes Theatre's season runs from April to October. Craig has been to see a play himself and thoroughly recommends it. It's not like any other theatre that you have been to. It's open-air for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle. The actors actually use this area for some of the scenes, and involve the crowd as if they are part of the cast. Check out Craig's review before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
You might also like to check out our complete list of Shakespeare events in London.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre – 11 Jul to 3 Nov 2018 – Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear, in one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
Measure For Measure at Donmar Warehouse – 28 Sep to 24 Nov 2018 – The Donmar Warehouse will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure, starring Hayley Atwell
Othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith – 5 Oct to 3 Nov 2018 – Othellomacbeth combines two of Shakespeare's most brutal and poetic plays into one condensed show.
Macbeth at Barbican Centre – 15 Oct 2018 to 18 Jan 2019 – A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare's Macbeth starring Niamh Cusack and Christopher Eccleston.
Shakespeare-inspired comedy at the Globe Theatre – 19 Oct 2018 – The Comedy Store Players will be performing Shakespeare-inspired jokes and improvised skits at the Globe.
Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre – 2 Nov 2018 to 19 Jan 2019 – Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre.
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