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The Winter’s Tale

Visiting Company

Cheek by Jowl tackle the countless hairpin turns from violence to farce, through multiple countries and over the course of 16 years in a fiercely contemporary production.

Sculptures breathe and kings weep in the Bard’s late masterpiece of wit and wisdom, The Winter’s Tale.

When King Leontes suspects his wife of infidelity, he throws her in prison and initiates a chain of events that destroys his once-happy family. Fundamental questions about redemption and forgiveness are tackled in this tour-de-force interpretation, testing the limits of hope and humanity.

Playing at the Citizens Theatre for the first time, Cheek by Jowl is one of the world’s leading theatre companies and a regular on the global festival circuit. Their production of The Winter’s Tale has received rave reviews during its European tour.

A Cheek by Jowl production


  • 24 Jan 2017 to 28 Jan 2017
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    • 24 Jan 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 25 Jan 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 26 Jan 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 27 Jan 2017 @ 7.30pm
    • 28 Jan 2017 @ 2.00pm
    • 28 Jan 2017 @ 7.30pm

Main Theatre

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Running Time

2hr 35min inc interval


£12.50 - £22.50
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Cast & Creative team >

Creative Team
Director - Declan Donnellan
Designer - Nick Ormerod
Lighting Designer - Judith Greenwood
Composer and Sound Designer - Paddy Cunneen
Associate and Movement Director - Jane Gibson


“As invigorating and intoxicating as shot of adrenaline: as exciting as theatre can get!” Luxemburger Wort