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The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare
in a new version for young audiences
by Justin Audibert

6 to 21 February
Running Time: Approx. 1 hour

The Winter's Tale

Perdita is a brave, intelligent and much-loved girl, but something is not quite right in her world. Join her on a journey through magic and mayhem as she uncovers her story – the girl who was once lost and then found.

This exciting version of Shakespeare's play returns to the National Theatre in February, and is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for younger audiences.

Warning: watch out for pursuing bears.

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Suitable for ages 8+, £12 (£8 under-18yrs)

Relaxed performance

Relaxed performances, for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability:
Wednesday 20 February at 2pm
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Family workshops

Bohemia and beyond: staging Shakespeare family workshop, Mon 18 or Tue 19 February, 11am
The Winter's Tale Family Design Workshop, Mon 18 or Tue 19 February, 11am–1pm and 2–4pm
A Winter’s Tale (a relaxed workshop for families with additional needs), Wed 20 February, 11am and 1pm

National Theatre schools touring is supported by: The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Ingram Trust, Archie Sherman Charitable Trust, The Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust, Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, Jill and David Leuw, Mulberry Trust, Newcomen Collett Foundation, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, St Olave's Foundation Fund and The Topinambour Trust. 

4 star rating

Young audiences will be delighted

Evening Standard

The Winter's Tale | Production gallery

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People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre

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The Winter's Tale | Rehearsal gallery


Joseph Adelakun
Ebony Feare
Antigonus / Sheperd
Tom Giles
Terique Jarrett
Aisha Toussaint
Wreh-asha Walton
Florizel / Officer
Stanton Wright

Production team

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