The Winter’s Tale, Cheek by Jowl

The Winter’s Tale
Presented in English
Various Dates

“One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Winter's Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years.

The Winter's Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion...

Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with the Barbican, London; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid (INAEM)” (Information from the Cheek by Jowl website)

Directed by Declan Donnelan

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Tour Dates and Locations:
January 14-31, 2016
Les Gémeaux, Sceaux, Paris, France

February 3-7, 2016
Theatre du Nord, Lille, France

February 10-14, 2016
Maria Guerrero Theatre, CDN, Madrid, Spain

February 17-21, 2016
Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Milan, Italy

March 1-4, 2016
Grand Théâtre de la Ville du Luxembourg, Lëtzebuerg, Luxembourg

December 6-11, 2016
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, USA

(Continues tour in 2017)


Dec 14-21, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago, USA