A Winter's Tale
Presented in English
Shakespeare's late romance, The Winter's Tale (a tale of jealous furies, an abandoned baby, a sheep shearing feast and a bear) was performed in The Willow Globe (Y Glôb Byw), a scaled down, living version of the Globe in London (a third of its size in diameter) in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales. Its Artistic Directors Phil Bowen and Sue Best believe it is one of the largest willow constructions in the country and probably the only one in use as a theatre in the world.
The Willow Globe Company
Directed by Sue Best
Tour Dates and Locations:
May 20-22, 2016, The Willow Globe (Y Glôb Byw), Llandrindod Wells, Wales
June 16, 2016, open-air performances at Broneirion (Llandinam, Powys, Wales). All proceeds going to Girlguiding Cymru.
June 26, 2016, Newport House (Almeley, Herefordshire, UK). All proceeds going to St Michael's Hospice.
The Willow Globe's summer season also hosted the Wet Mariners' Julius Caesar (28th May 2016). As part of the venue's Sharing Shakespeare Festival: Avant Theatre Company's Love's Labour's Won (a Shakespearean Style Comedy set in a pub garden in 2016, written by Ryan J W Smith, 6th July 2016), Gobstoppers Theatre Arts' Macbeth (8th July 2016) and Factory Theatre Company's Timon of Athens (9th July 2016).
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Funding and Sponsorship:
The Willow Globe is supported by the Ashley Family Foundation, the Oakdale Trust, Sustainable Tourism Powys/Twristiaeth Cynaliadwy Powys, the European Regional Development Fund, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Powys County Council, the Cole Charitable Trust, the Foyle Foundation, Arts Council of Wales/Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, and Age Cymru.