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The Winter’s Tale | Globe Tickets

The Winter’s Tale | Globe Tickets

9 Feb 2023 - 16 Apr 2023
Walk through Sicilia and Bohemia in a new adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

The Winter’s Tale | Globe Information

In a first for the Globe, see a Shakespeare play told over two spaces.

Sean Holmes’s adaptation of the Shakespeare romance will transform the indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and the outdoor Globe for one production. As audiences walk through the kingdoms of Sicilia and Bohemia, the two patriarchal worlds will collide to demonstrate the power of love in trying times.

King Leontes, the King of Sicilia grows paranoid when he suspects his wife, Queen Hermione, of infidelity with King Polixenes, the King of Bohemia. When Hermione gives birth, Leontes banishes his daughter, Perdita.

When Perdita grows up, she is raised by shepherd and falls in love with King Polixenes’s son, prince Florizel. Leontes’s decisionmaking continues to haunt him, but time is the greatest healer of them all. Can the rulers let go of their past mistakes and redeem themselves. Or will their commitment to suffering cause lifelong damage?

The Winter’s Tale in London forms part of the year-long celebration of the Folio 400th anniversary. Shakespeare’s Globe also reached a milestone, as it turned 25 in 2022.

What type of play is The Winter’s Tale?

The Winter’s Tale is a Shakespeare comedy play. The Bard’s comedies include Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Comedy of Errors. Due to the play's natures, there are elements that resonate closer to Shakespeare romances and Shakespeare tragedies.

Please note
Due to the intimate nature of the theatre, we may be unable to admit latecomers so please arrive in plenty of time before the performance.

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Access Performances
Relaxed Performances - Sunday 19 March 2023 6.30pm, Wednesday 5 April 2023 2.00pm.
Captioned Performances - Sunday 5 March 2023 1.00pm, Friday 14 April 2023, 7.30pm.
Audio-described Performances - Saturday 19 March 2023 1.00pm, Wednesday 12 April 2023 2.00pm.
Signed Performances - Friday 14 April 2023 7.30pm

Opening date

February 9th, 2023

Closing date

April 16th, 2023




Contain adult themes that some children may find upsetting.

Cast and creative

By: William Shakespeare
Director: Sean Holmes
Cast list: Sergo Vares, John Lightbody, Jacoba Williams, Ed Gaughan, Nadine Higgin, Beruce Khan, Bea Segura, Saran Slimani, Colm Gormley, Samuel Creasey, Toby Barnett-Jones, George Robinson
Composition: Laura Moody
Design: Grace Smart
Movement: Tamsin Hurtado-Clarke

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