The Winter's Tale re-imagined for everyone aged six and over (2013)

William Shakespeare

Directed by Ria Parry, The Winter's Tale re-imagined for everyone aged six and over was deemed 'utterly beguiling' (Guardian) with 'good story-telling, rich language and panto-style audience participation.' This playful take on a Shakespeare classic remained true to the original language, but included fun scenes of sheep shearing and plenty of dancing.
The Winter's Tale re-imagined for everyone aged six and over (2013)
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Teaching Drama

"this ensemble’s energy would brighten any dampened crowd’s spirits...Director Ria Parry gets the mix of authenticity and fun spot on."

The Guardian

“UTTERLY BEGUILING...good story-telling, rich language and panto-style audience participation."

The Times

"PLAYFUL, FUNNY but HEARTFELT...I was swept away with Sirine Saba’s mistreated Hermione…I even shed a few tears at the end of this story of capricious power and second chances” “The story comes up fresh for children and adults alike”

Sunday Telegraph

“SUBLIME...it launches into Shakespeare’s actual words without fear.” “Laughs, tears, it has it all. And, lest we forget, the bear is properly scary.”

Daily Mail

"an UNALLOYED FAMILY PLEASURE from start to finish."

Time Out

"This hugely enjoyable production succeeds in opening up the story to younger audiences without losing sight of Shakespeare."

Financial Times

"BREEZY, INVENTIVE...it produces a carnival atmosphere on a sunny afternoon" "a fine introduction to Shakespeare for youngsters...a CELEBRATION of the simple inventiveness of theatre."

The Stage

"exuberantly energetic...abridged with imaginative flair...lots of infectious dancing and an inspired rhyming prologue...warmly recommended."