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Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

The Winter's Tale was scheduled to run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Summer 2020 then on tour, but has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to announce rescheduled dates when we can, both for the Stratford production and the tour.

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.

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The Winter’s Tale is supported by RSC Production Circle members Mark Thompson and Jane Blumberg-Thompson

The RSC’s London production of The Winter's Tale is kindly supported by ICBC (London)