The Winter’s Tale

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Branagh Theatre Live

The Winter’s Tale

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 30 January - 26 February 2016

By William Shakespeare

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year.

The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Captured live on stage at The Garrick Theatre, London and screened at Riverside Theatres.

“In 2015, where theatre making and film making meet is exciting. The cinema broadcasts of our plays hope to challenge the possibilities of this relationship. We have a team of people who are experienced in both worlds. The potential results, particularly in exploring the magic of Shakespeare, should be fascinating… The Winter’s Tale is a play I have been drawn to through my entire career. Judi Dench has famously been in the play as Hermione and Perdita, but to have her in the company as Paulina and for us to work together on Shakespeare, which we have not done since Coriolanus in Chichester twenty years ago, is very rewarding.” – Kenneth Branagh

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Picturehouse Entertainment

Production Images Credit: Jonah Persson

Download a PDF version of the The Winter’s Tale cast sheet here: The Winter’s Tale Cast Sheet

Download a Word version of the The Winter’s Tale cast sheet here: The Winter’s Tale Cast Sheet

Dates & Times:
Saturday 30 January 1pm
Saturday 6 February 1pm

Monday 8 February – WEEKDAY MATINEE SCREENING
Tea and biscuits – 10am
Screening – 10:30am

Sunday 21 February 12pm – NEW SESSION ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Friday 26 February 10am – NEW SESSION ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

★★★★★
‘Kenneth Branagh is tremendous’
‘Magical’
‘It’s a play that, when it works, casts a spell like no other, and this production is magical. It is hard to imagine the play more movingly performed. It’s a gift to eye and heart’
‘Judi Dench shines as the mistress of ceremonies’
‘Miranda Raison’s Hermione is beautifully played – blazing and cool simultaneously’
‘Jessie Buckley is joyous’
‘Tom Bateman is delightful’
– Observer

★★★★★
‘The luminous Judi Dench gives a Shakespearean masterclass in Kenneth Branagh’s winter wonder’
‘Miranda Raison is all graciousness and dignity’
‘Jessie Buckley’s golden Perdita glows’
‘Plays out like a miracle’
– Mail on Sunday

★★★★★
‘It doesn’t get much better than this.’
‘Dame Judi Dench is nothing less than a marvel. Stern, brave, heartbreaking.’
‘A wondrous production. Don’t miss’
– Daily Express

★★★★★
‘The most sizzling hot ticket.’
– The Telegraph

‘She is utterly magnificent’
‘Branagh is excellent’
‘Miranda Raison and Jessie Buckly excel’
‘A uniformly splendid cast’
‘Warmhearted, visually arresting and intellectually coherent’
– Sunday Express

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Duration

Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes (Including interval)
Monday 8 February matinee also includes tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00