Leontes has everything a man could want: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But he is not at peace. Inside he harbours a bitter jealousy that drives him to destroy all he holds dear.
Many years later in a distant country a journey begins that may ultimately heal his pain and reunite his family in Shakespeare's uplifting tale of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Lucy Bailey directs following her acclaimed 2012 RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew, which toured the UK, following its performances in Stratford-upon-Avon.
This production will tour the UK from March 2013.
The running time of The Winter's Tale is 3 hours and 15 minutes including a 20 minute interval.