William Shakespeare's

The Winter's Tale

Writer
William Shakespeare

Director
Vik Sivalingam

Location
The Sainsbury Theatre

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Dates
Friday 2 September at 7:30pm
Monday 5 September at 7:30pm
Tuesday 6 September at 2pm
Wednesday 7 September at 7:30pm*

*This performance will be livestreamed.

Please note that the date of the opening night and the times of the performances have changed.

The running time is 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

About the show

When King Leontes’ wife Hermione persuades their old friend King Polixenes to extend his visit to Sicily, Leontes grows suspicious of their relationship, and convinced of her adultery. Consumed with jealousy, he imprisons Hermione and exiles his new-born daughter Perdita.

With the passing of time (and one of theatre’s most famous stage directions), is there any chance for redemption?

The Winter’s Tale is one of William Shakespeare’s final plays, written and performed around 1609 to 1611. Widely considered one of Shakespeare’s genre-defying tragicomedies, the play is a darkly comic tale of love and loss, and was first printed in 1623 in the First Folio.

Vik received his MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London and his PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare from The University of Warwick (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company).

Vik has been associated with LAMDA since 2015 as a freelance director. In his current position, he directs and teaches across a range of LAMDA’s acting programmes. Public productions directed include RotterdamIn Arabia We’d All Be KingsWild HoneyPoshMacbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Professional directing credits include the UK premieres of The Ice Cream Boys by Gail Louw, There or Here by Jennifer Maisel, Home by Sam Art Williams and Half and Half- The Curry Musical by Tim Reilly. International directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing in NY and The Tempest at the Rio Olympics.

Contains themes of grief, death, including death of a child, abuse and violence, and flashing lights. There may be some audience interaction.

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Photos: Zoë Birkbeck

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Director
Vik Sivalingam*

Designer
Ioana Curelea*

Fight Director
Joe Reed*

Costume Supervisor
Bex Kemp*

Sound Designer
Callum Watson

Lighting Designer
Fintan McGuigan

Intimacy Director
Robbie Taylor Hunt*

Cast

Leontes 1 / Cleomenes / Gentleman
Jonathan Aarons

First Lord / Mariner / Clown
Jake Detenber

Polixenes
Raphaël Duléry

Hermione / Dorcas 
Aishwarya Ajit Gaikwad

Leontes 2 / Dion / Gentleman / Dance Captain
Seth Hatch

Paulina 2 / Emilia
Candace Leung

Autolycus
Justin Mayer

Paulina 1 / Mopsa / Emilia 
Sarah McCurrach

Perdita / Mamillius 
Feride Morçay

Camillo
Matthew Rainsberry

First Gentleman / Servant / Florizel 
Sean Ahmed Sharif

Antigonus / Lord / Shepherd
Johnny Travers

Leontes 3 / Goaler / Servant
Nathan Woodworth

Production Team

Production Manager
Ewen Roberts

Production Assistant
Tom McCreadie

Stage Manager
Steph Siraut

Deputy Stage Manager
Mia Stubbings

Assistant Stage Manager
Josette Shipp
Charlotte Owadally

Chief LX
Jorge Clarkson

Production Technician
Jacob Eckart