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Director: Blanche McIntyre; Written by: William Shakespeare
The Globe's production of The Winter's Tale will include one very special performance at midnight. Given that it's an open-air theatre, the sight of the stars shining above the stage promises to make it a very memorable experience.
It's 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.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre – 22 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love and loss and wild and uncontrollable emotions.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, 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.
Othello at Globe Theatre – 20 Jul to 13 Oct 2018 – Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe's production of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies.
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.
Winter Wassail at the Globe Theatre – 22 to 23 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a Winter Wassail with music from the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, and Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Romeo & Juliet at the Globe Theatre – 28 Feb, 2, 7, 9, 16, 21 and 23 Mar 2019 – The Globe Theatre will be putting on a fast-paced performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
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