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The Winters Tale
DATES: 3rd Jul 12 -21st Jul 12
The Winter’s Tale tells the mysterious, extraordinary, tragic story of a man consumed by an inexplicable jealousy that destroys his family, his kingdom and himself.
Wracked with guilt, Leontes sets off a chain reaction of events that leads to a miraculous climax and the chance of redemption. The greatest playwright writing at the height of his powers, this is poetry in motion. This is a re-visiting of *Propeller*’s highly-acclaimed 2005 production.
Hampstead Theatre is delighted to welcome back Propeller after their sell-out success with The Comedy of Errors and Richard III last summer.
Led by Director Edward Hall, internationally acclaimed all-male company, Propeller is renowned for combining a rigorous approach to the text with an exciting, physical aesthetic. Propeller engages its audience’s imagination and brings fresh understanding to classic plays. It’s Shakespeare rediscovered.
Hampstead Theatre, a leading theatre for new writing, is dedicated to creating engaging and enriching plays that give voice to the issues of the day. We are dedicated to debating the ethical, moral and political issues that are so important to us, and we set ourselves the highest standards in presenting rich and relevant work. At the same time, we maintain a commitment to investing in the talent of the future; our long history bears witness to our dedication to discovering the next generation of writers, actors, and directors.
Matthew Bournes Sleeping Beauty