The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare at the Royal Lyceum Theatre EdinburghBuy Tickets

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.

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Cast and Credits

CAST

Paulina Maureen Beattie 
Autolycus Jimmy Chisholm 
Polixenes Andy Clark 
Mopsa / Emilia Annie Grace 
Hermoine Frances Grey 
Camilla Janet Kumah 
Florizel Scott Mackie 
Actor Musician Aly Macrae 
Leontes John Michie 
Clown / Ensemble Brian James O’Sullivan 
Antigonus / Old Shepherd John Stahl 
Perdita Fiona Wood
Young Company David Carnie, Will Robertson

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Max Webster 
Designer Fly Davis
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
Composer Aly Macrae
Sound Design Gregory Clarke
Casting Director Laura Donnelly

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Dates and Times

10 February - 4 March 2017

PREVIEWS, 7:30pm
10, 11 & 13 February
£10 Preview tickets on sale now.

EVENINGS7:30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

MATINEES, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Running Time
To be confirmed during rehearsal process

For Access Performances see below.

Prices

Individual Tickets

EVENINGS
Tuesday - Saturday: £15.50 - £30.50

MATINEES
Wednesdays and Saturdays: £13.50 - £26

CONCESSIONS
Not available on Premium Seats, from £10

PREVIEWS
Unreserved seating all tickets £10. On sale 9 January 2017.

All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016.

Accessibility

AUDIO DESCRIBED

  • Thursday 23 February - 7.30pm
    Touch Tour - 6.15pm
  • Saturday 25 February - 2pm
    Touch Tour - 12.45pm

BSL INTERPRETED
Wednesday 22 February - 7.30pm

CAPTIONED
Saturday 25 February - 2pm

ACCESS STATEMENT

Creative Learning Events

POST SHOW DISCUSSION 
Tuesday 21 February 2017
FREE no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance