Up and coming young director Justin Audibert leads condensed production of The Winter's Tale, which opens returns to the Dorfman Theatre for February half term 2019 after impressing last year.
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.
In this accessible production, Shakespeare's text is distilled to engage young 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 from 8:30am on Friday 9 November
|What||The Winter’s Tale, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
06 Feb 19 – 21 Feb 19, Shows at 11am and 2pm
|Price||£8 - £18|
|Website||Click here to book via the National Theatre|