Up and coming young director Justin Audibert leads a new production of The Winter's Tale, which opens in the Dorfman Theatre for February half term 2018 before touring around the country to different primary schools.
Though it ends with the wedding and jig of a typical comedy, the play touches on tragedy before the final relief at the end. In a fit of hot-headed jealousy, King Leontes imprisons his wife and demands his his baby daughter be abandoned in a forest. The story takes us through pastoral romance, a 16 year shift forward in time, and the infamous stage direction 'exit pursued by a bear' before eventually reuniting the lost daughter with her contrite father.
We look forward to seeing how Shakespeare's verse is distilled to engage younger audiences and to introduce a new generation to the magic of theatre.
Recommended for ages 8 - 12.
Public booking for The Winter's Tale at the National Theatre opens on Tuesday 21 November.
|What||The Winter’s Tale, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
14 Feb 18 – 14 May 18, Performance at 11:00:00, 13:45, and 14:00
|Price||£8 - £18|
|Website||Click here to book via the National Theatre|