The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale

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.

  • 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


    The Herald ★★★★

    “If anything, the ‘hype’ has been underplayed”
    The Reviews Hub ★★★★★

    “accessible to even the most inexperienced of theatregoers”
    The Outlier ★★★★

    “packs a surprising final punch”
    TV Bomb ★★★★

    “We drove up often in the eighties and fell in love with the Citz chutzpah”
    Director Declan Donnellan looks forward to returning to the Citizens Theatre with The Winter’s Tale The Herald

    With its bravura, its internationalism, its sense of the epic gesture, its loathing of tweeness, I think the Citz was actually the most Scottish theatre
    Declan Donnellan in the Sunday Herald

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

    • 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
    Running Time: 2hr 35min inc interval