The Winter's Tale

Tue 17 Nov to Sat 21 Nov 2015

£12 - £25*

A daringly theatrical and heartbreakingly human new staging of Shakespeare’s tale of reconciliation, love and forgiveness – The Winter’s Tale.

The play opens on New Year’s Eve in 1999, the Millennium bells ring out with hope for the new century. But a lower, ominous note underscores these festivities.

What follows is a beautiful and beguiling love story where the cold hand of winter gives way to the brightness and vibrancy of spring.

This will be the first time in our 23 years old history that we will have staged The Winter’s Tale,  Shakespeare with vigour, live music, song and dance.

For the first time Conrad Nelson directs and appears in a Northern Broadsides production.

Cast

Conrad Nelson - Leontes

Conrad Nelson

Leontes

Hannah Barrie - Hermione

Hannah Barrie

Hermione

Jack Lord - Polixines

Jack Lord

Polixines

Ruth Alexander-Rubin - Paulina

Ruth Alexander-Rubin

Paulina

Vanessa Schofield - Perdita

Vanessa Schofield

Perdita

Jordon Kemp - Florizel

Jordon Kemp

Florizel

Michael Hugo - Autolycus

Michael Hugo

Autolycus

Andy Cryer - Camillo

Andy Cryer

Camillo

Andrew Whitehead - Antigonus

Andrew Whitehead

Antigonus

Jessica Dyas - Mopsa

Jessica Dyas

Mopsa

Lauryn Redding - Dorcas

Lauryn Redding

Dorcas

Russell Richardson - Old Shepherd

Russell Richardson

Old Shepherd

Adam Barlow - Clown

Adam Barlow

Clown

Company

Director Conrad Nelson

Writer William Shakespeare

Designer Dawn Allsopp

Lighting Designer Mark Howland

Assistant Musical Director Rebekah Hughes

Choreographer Bev Edmunds

Reviews

The Winter's Tale

"A carnival atmosphere."
The Reviews Hub

The Winter's Tale

★★★★
"Northern Broadsides bring Shakespeare, partying hard, to New Year’s Eve 1999 for an intense and moving evening."
The Guardian

The Winter's Tale

★★★★ ★
"Get a ticket while you can."
Liverpool ECHO

The Winter's Tale

8.5/10
"All on excellent form"
Liverpool Sound and Vision

The Winter's Tale

★★★★
"Mastery and magic realism."
The Stage

The Winter's Tale

★★★★
"Vibrant production."
Purple Revolver