Two men wearing suits with a woman in front wearing a red dress

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?

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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)