Not one but two theatre legends reunite for the West End's latest attempt at creating company theatre: Judi Dench, who made her directorial debut back in 1988 when she directed Kenneth Branagh in a touring production of Much Ado About Nothing and subsequently played Volumnia opposite his Coriolanus at Chichester in 1992, now stars as Paulina opposite Branagh's Leontes in Shakespeare's dark, disturbing The Winter's Tale. Both of those earlier shows were presented under the auspices... Read more
Cast includes Judi Dench as 'Paulina' and Kenneth Branagh as 'Leontes'. William Shakespeare's problem play follows the jealous King Leontes as he allows his obsession with his wife's fidelity to cloud his better judgement. This tragicomedy is one of Shakespeare's most powerful works, blending pastoral humour, bitterness, resentment and the most magical of endings, proving the power of forgiveness and redemption.
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Our Review of The Winter's Tale
Genre: DramaOpened 15 June 2005Written: By William ShakespeareDirected: John DoveCast: Paul Jesson (Leontes), Yolanda Vazquez (Hermione)Synopsis: Leontes, King of Sicilia, is convinced that his wife Hermione has committed adultery. So blind is his rage that even a proclamation from the Oracle of Apollo fails to convince Leontes of Hermione's innocence. His implacable jealousy has terrible consequences, leading to the rupture of his lifelong friendship with the King of Bohemia,... Read more