By Ignace Cornelissen
Based on The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare
Directed by Purni Morell
Designed by James Button
Lighting Design by David W Kidd
This is a genuinely witty introduction to Shakespeare, crafted at every stage with the needs of its young audience in mind.
4 STARS - Time Out
A group of actors are performing The Winter’s Tale at the Unicorn.
But it’s not going well.
Based on Shakespeare’s late comedy, this hilarious new production turns the world of The Winter’s Tale on its head. It’s a play within a play, in which four performers present Shakespeare’s story of Kings and Queens and bears in the forest – a world of petty jealousies and playground rites, in which it’s always the servants who draw the short straw.
This brilliant play explores the politics of the playground with a humour that will appeal to all ages.
A light-hearted critique of The Winter’s Tale in an enjoyable - original and adventurous - piece of theatre.
The cast do an excellent job of introducing Shakespeare and engaging kids in a fun and comical way.
A Younger Theatre
Insights 3 October 10.30am / 30 October 2pm: with members of the company.
Free Activity 7 October: Theatre in a Box: make your very own theatre in a shoebox.
Running time 65 minutes.
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