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    This new promenade staging is an imaginative, expertly judged triumph
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    totally pulls off its daring use of both Globe theatres
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The Globe Theatre invites audiences to experience Shakespeare’s romance across both of its theatres, in a transformative new production.

Shakespeare’s romance transforms the Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe invites audiences to visit the transformative world of The Winter’s Tale across both of its theatres. This redemptive tale opens with betrayal and jealousy at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and ends in celebration at the open-air Globe Theatre.

Shakespeare’s late romance follows King Leontes, who falsely accuses his pregnant wife of infidelity. His assumption has terrible consequences, and his newborn daughter is abandoned. Sixteen years pass before Leontes is given the chance to redeem himself, but will he take it?

Director Sean Holmes begins Leontes’ journey at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, reimagined as aristocratic Sicilia. As the play progresses it moves outdoors to the Globe, reconceived as rural, free-thinking Bohemia.

This new production of The Winter’s Tale play marks the beginning of the Globe Theatre’s Folio 400th Anniversary celebrations, which will continue into 2023.

Book The Winter’s Tale tickets for an unforgettable experience at two of London’s most unique theatres.

Sorry this show closed 16 April 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
15 Apr 2023 - 16 Apr 2023
Running time:
3 hours and 10 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.
Audience Notes:
Audiences members will move from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to the Globe Theatre during the performance. The Globe Theatre part of the show will have general admission seating.

Latest Audience Reviews

The play was excellent but the part acted in the Globe theatre had poor acoustics if you were on... More

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perpetuaj 29 Mar 2023

The show was in the playhouse and the Globe, which have different tone to the acting and keep thi... More

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GreenVG 11 Apr 2023

Fantastic show. Interesting stage set ( being played in the play house as well as the globe ).

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GreenVG 12 Apr 2023

I wanted to like this. Generally disappointing. You get to watch the action in both venues on sit... More

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katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 10 Apr 2023
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jbrown15 Top 100 reviewer 01 May 2023

It's almost as though the use of the two venues on site, was the climax of all the director's abi... More

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katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 09 Apr 2023
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