The Winter’s Tale
The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare
directed by Max Webster
“Though I am not naturally honest, I am sometimes so by chance.”
The Lyceum returns to the Shakespearian canon with acclaimed director Max Webster (King Lear with Michael Pennington; Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare's Globe) presenting a uniquely Scottish take on this bitter-sweet masterpiece.
When King Leontes suspects his wife Hermione of adultery his jealousy tears the kingdom apart. The queen is banished and believed dead, while their daughter Perdita is abandoned among simple shepherd folk. Passionate tragedy interweaves with pastoral comedy, leading to one of Shakespeare’s most magical and moving denouements.
The cast includes Lyceum favourites Maureen Beattie (The Cherry Orchard) and Jimmy Chisolm (Thon Man Molière); and John Michie (Taggart, seen recently in Grain in the Blood at the Traverse Theatre).
This late, great play is performed by a talented company of actor musicians in a vibrant and lyrical production.
Cast and Credits
Paulina Maureen Beattie
Autolycus Jimmy Chisholm
Polixenes Andy Clark
Mopsa / Emilia / Musician Annie Grace
Hermoine Frances Grey
Camilla Janet Kumah
Florizel Scott Mackie
Actor Musician Aly Macrae
Leontes John Michie
Clown / Ensemble / Musician Brian James O’Sullivan
Antigonus / Old Shepherd John Stahl
Perdita / Singer Fiona Wood
Young Company David Carnie, Will Robertson
Director Max Webster
Composer Alasdair Macrae
Designer Fly Davis
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
Sound Design Gregory Clarke
Choreographer Emma-Jayne Park
Casting Director Laura Donnelly
Assistant Director Jack Nurse
Scots translation of selected scenes by James Robertson, 2017.
Dates, Times & Prices
10 February - 4 March 2017
10, 11 & 13 February
£10 Preview tickets on sale now.
Tuesday - Saturday
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes (Including one 20 minute interval)
For Access Performances see below.
Tuesday - Saturday: £15.50 - £30.50
Wednesdays and Saturdays: £13.50 - £26
Not available on Premium Seats, from £10
Unreserved seating all tickets £10. On sale 9 January 2017.
All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016.
- Thursday 23 February - 7.30pm
Touch Tour - 6.15pm
- Saturday 25 February - 2pm
Touch Tour - 12.45pm
Wednesday 22 February - 7.30pm
Saturday 25 February - 2pm
POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Tuesday 21 February 2017
FREE no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance
AN INSIGHT INTO...
Monday 13 February 2017 5.30pm
£10 (£5 for students)
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to meet with Fly Davis who is the designer for The Winter's Tale.
It is a chance to get insights into the staging of the show and ask questions.
Saturday 25 February 2017 10.30am
£10 (£5 for students)
Experience The Winter's Tale with one of our Drama Artists and explore key scenes and acting styles from the Shakespeare classic. This workshop will offer a great insight into the show and a great opportunity to learn new skills.
Wednesday 22 February 2017 (straight after matinee performance)
This group is for anyone who likes the idea of a book group, but has always wanted one for plays! Rather than reading the book, you come and see the show and then have the chance to talk about it with some of your fellow audience members. The discussion will be chaired by one of The Lyceum’s Creative Learning team who’ll be able to shed light on how the production came together.
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'Scots-tinged Shakespeare is rich and raucous'
'a bold and fascinating production'
'It’s a contemporary Scottish treat.'
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'a 'Winter's Tale' to die for'
'It’s a show that’s proud of its artifice, and of its sense of innocence and wonder – and rightly so'
The Arts Desk
'Stylish, contemporary Scottish Shakespeare'
'Well worth your while'
British Theatre Guide
'a battle of the sexes underscored by the bold, colourful switch from Leontes’ court politics to Perdita’s music and dance festival'
'thoroughly enjoyable winter's evening'