One of Shakespeare’s trickier plays, the tragicomedy sees the intensely jealous King Leontes wrongly accuse his pregnant wife Hermione of infidelity – an accusation which leaves her presumed dead and his baby daughter Perdita abandoned. Perdita is in fact being raised by simple country folk in Bohemia, and all is revealed when a reckoning reunites the family in the court some 16 years later.
The production marks the start of the theatre’s Folio 400th Anniversary celebrations, and its convention-defying, promenade shift between auditoriums is bound to make it a memorable one. Here’s hoping Holmes’s Bohemia is merry enough to warm the cockles on cold winter nights.
|What||The Winter’s Tale, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse|
|Where||Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Blackfriars (underground)|
09 Feb 23 – 16 Apr 23, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|