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The Winter's Tale
Presented by Cheek by Jowl
One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Winter's Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of 16 years.
The Winter's Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion...
The Winter's Tale
7.30pm, 1.30pm (Sat mat)
£30-£14.50 (plus booking fee)
Writer William Shakespeare
Director Declan Donnellan
Designer Nick Ormerod
Photography Johan Persson
Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatro d'Europa; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid (INAEM).
Friends of Bristol Old Vic
20% off full price tickets
Limited to 4 tickets per Friend, excl Fri & Sat eves
Groups of 10+ £3 off all tickets (excl Sat & Sun eve)
Groups of 20+ As above, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Sat & Sun eve)
Groups of 50+ £6 off all tickets, plus 1 in 20 tickets free (excl Sat & Sun eve)
£12.50 Upper Circle / £7.50 Gallery tickets available (excl Fri & Sat eve)
Signed performance Sat 29 Apr, 1.30pm
In summer 2016 we began redevelopment works to transform our front of house King Street entrance into a welcoming, vibrant space that everyone will be able to enjoy. During this time, it will be business as usual in the Theatre with our brilliant programme on offer, however there are a few changes to how we'll be operating.
You are now invited to enter the Theatre through our Stage Door, walking in the footsteps of theatre legends such as Peter O'Toole, Daniel Day Lewis and Miranda Richardson.
Our new Theatre entrance can be accessed via Rackhay (BS1 4HJ) off Queen Charlotte Street, around the corner from King Street.
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On performance days, tickets can be collected from Box Office situated in our Backstage Bar opening 90 mins prior to each performance.
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