The Winter’s Tale
The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale London Reviews and Tickets

(2 Reviews)
Members say
Confusing, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious

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Sean Holmes directs Shakespeare's romance.

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107 Reviews | 8 Followers
Confusing, Cliched, Funny, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You want to watch both venues at the globe as it's the first play to do so

Don't see it if You wanna be emotionally invested in a Shakespearean play. Cheap laughs and rapid transitions doesn't help at all with character development

20 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Reimagined, Clever

See it if you are a fan of reimagined Shakespeare plays, I highly recommend sitting in the benches during Act 2, there is a special surprise

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare and have a hard time understanding it, aren't comfortable with themes of grief guilt and tragedy

Critic Reviews (5)

February 23rd, 2023

“This production also features one of the most entertaining enactments of 'Exit, pursued by a bear' that I have ever seen...It's a glimpse into the surreal that you don't often get with ‘The Winter's Tale’.”
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The Stage (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

“With its abrupt plot developments and unlikely stage directions, this Shakespeare romance is rightly regarded as a challenging play to bring to life.”
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Time Out London
February 23rd, 2023

“Holmes’s production has a knack of making Shakespeare’s language feel afresh.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

“Glimpses of fine craft and grand ambition cannot hold together Sean Holmes’s sprawling production of ‘The Winter’s Tale’...this chaotic tragi-comedy struggles to root us emotionally in Shakespeare’s story.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 23rd, 2023

“There is so much more I’d love to say about this thoughtful and very entertaining play, but lack of space means it has to be summed up by: I’m sure Shakespeare would approve.”
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