Category: the winters tale

The Winter’s Tale live cinema broadcast.We are very excited to…

The Winter’s Tale live cinema broadcast.

We are very excited to announce that on the 4 October 2018, More2Screen, will be broadcasting our critically acclaimed production of The Winter’s Tale live from the Globe stage to cinemas across the UK, Ireland and selected European territories.

Directed by Blanche McIntyre (The Comedy of Errors, 2014; As You Like It at the Globe, 2015), The Winter’s Tale, is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable.

The play’s uncontrollable emotions – rage, love, grief and forgiveness – range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters, and its colossal sweep takes us from the stifling courts of Sicilia to the unbuttoned festivals of Bohemia.

Starring Will Keen as the vengeful Leontes and Priyanga Burford his condemned wife. Sirine Saba offers hope in the form of Paulina whilst Annette Badland delights as the Old Shepherd who takes in a sparkling Norah Lopez-Holden as Perdita.

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 ‘Excellent, stripped down and beautifully spoken’
The Stage

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 ‘A superb cast deliver striking performances’
Guardian 

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟  ‘Shakespeare at his most sad, his most human and his most joyful.’ WhatsOnStage 

Find out more about The Winter’s Tale.  Find out more about Globe on Screen.

Photography: Marc Brenner 

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. In a fit of groundless jealousy,…

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. 

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future… 

Directed by Blanche McIntyre (the Comedy of Errors, 2014; As You Like It, 2015) 

Opens 22 June with a Midnight Matinee on Friday 13 July. Find out more.

Photography: Marc Brenner 

Realising the Design.James Perkins is the costume designer for…

Realising the Design.

James Perkins is the costume designer for this year’s production for The Winter’s Tale. In the run up to opening night he’s given us an insight into what work goes into dressing the cast, and the dangers of being enthusiastic about fabric.


Yesterday I got stuck in a costume.

It was like that moment you try on a ring, slide it past a knuckle and then realise, eyes wide, that you might need some soap.

Except it wasn’t a ring, and I couldn’t solve it with soap, it was a tailor-made irreplaceable pink overshirt, at work, with my new colleagues watching.

We have one in-house and one freelance costume supervisor. They transform my pencil drawings into beautiful reality. We’ve bought fabric from all over London, £3 per metre from Shepherds Bush Market vs appointment-only haberdasheries that sell one-off pieces of vintage embroidery. It’s not until you find and (importantly) touch the fabrics that you know what the costumes will really look like… I think that’s why I wanted to wear the shirt.

Our bespoke items have been sewn by a team of freelance makers. They all start from my drawings, yet their expertise means we have costumes that are both rich in detail as well as wearably practical.

Costume fittings, and the conversations that surround them, are a vital part of the process. The character, and therefore costume, belong to the actor. We can help and suggest and lead but the notes that cut to the core of the character’s identity will nearly always come from the actor.

We’re only halfway through fittings, but between the intelligence and wit of the cast and the support and wisdom of the costume team I’m quietly confident that the end result will be excellent.

I got the shirt off, eventually, with some help.

Tomorrow we’ll see if it fits an actor better…

 The Winter’s Tale opens Friday 22 June.

Images by James Perkins 

Realising the Design.James Perkins is the costume designer for…

Realising the Design.

James Perkins is the costume designer for this year’s production for The Winter’s Tale. In the run up to opening night he’s given us an insight into what work goes into dressing the cast, and the dangers of being enthusiastic about fabric.


Yesterday I got stuck in a costume.

It was like that moment you try on a ring, slide it past a knuckle and then realise, eyes wide, that you might need some soap.

Except it wasn’t a ring, and I couldn’t solve it with soap, it was a tailor-made irreplaceable pink overshirt, at work, with my new colleagues watching.

We have one in-house and one freelance costume supervisor. They transform my pencil drawings into beautiful reality. We’ve bought fabric from all over London, £3 per metre from Shepherds Bush Market vs appointment-only haberdasheries that sell one-off pieces of vintage embroidery. It’s not until you find and (importantly) touch the fabrics that you know what the costumes will really look like… I think that’s why I wanted to wear the shirt.

Our bespoke items have been sewn by a team of freelance makers. They all start from my drawings, yet their expertise means we have costumes that are both rich in detail as well as wearably practical.

Costume fittings, and the conversations that surround them, are a vital part of the process. The character, and therefore costume, belong to the actor. We can help and suggest and lead but the notes that cut to the core of the character’s identity will nearly always come from the actor.

We’re only halfway through fittings, but between the intelligence and wit of the cast and the support and wisdom of the costume team I’m quietly confident that the end result will be excellent.

I got the shirt off, eventually, with some help.

Tomorrow we’ll see if it fits an actor better…

 The Winter’s Tale opens Friday 22 June.

Images by James Perkins 

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. Blanche McIntyre directs…

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal.

Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable.

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…

The Winter’s Tale opens Friday 22 June.

Photography by Marc Brenner

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal. Blanche McIntyre directs…

The Winter’s Tale in rehearsal.

Blanche McIntyre directs Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable.

In a fit of groundless jealousy, Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicilia. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…

The Winter’s Tale opens Friday 22 June.

Photography by Marc Brenner

The Winter’s Tale cast announced Blanche McIntyre (The Comedy of…


Adrian Bower and Annette Badland


Becci Gemmell and Howard Ward


Luke MacGregor and Jordan Metcalfe


Zora Bishop


Sirine Saba


Will Keen


Oliver Ryan and Norah Lopez-Holden


Priyanga Burford and Rose Wardlaw

The Winter’s Tale cast announced 

Blanche McIntyre (The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It at the Globe in 2014 and 2015) directs The Winter’s Tale; Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable, opening on 22 June.

Here are the actors bringing the play to life:

Annette Badland will play Old Shepherd
Zora Bishop is Emilia
Adrian Bower is Camillo
Priyanga Burford is Hermione
Becci Gemmell is Autolycus
Will Keen will play Leontes
Norah Lopez-Holden will play Perdita
Luke MacGregor is Florizel
Jordan Metcalfe will play Young Shepherd
Oliver Ryan is Polixenes
Sirine Saba will play Paulina
Howard Ward is Antigonus
Rose Wardlaw will play Mamillius/Time

Find out more about The Winter’s Tale

Trailer for Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adap…

Trailer for Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, of The Winter’s Tale. Currently on at the Royal Opera House until 21 March. Find out more HERE.