Overview

Octagon theatre Bolton & University of Bolton
By William Shakespeare
Director David Thacker

Families and friendships are torn apart in Shakespeare’s epic play The Winter’s Tale. King Leontes is tormented by a paranoid delusion that his wife, Hermione, is having an affair with his best friend. After throwing Hermione in prison and abandoning their new-born child to the wilderness, the King only then realises their innocence. On discovering the death of his wife, Leontes is inconsolable with grief and regret...
is there any hope for redemption?

With song, dance, laughter and one of the most extraordinary climaxes in any of Shakespeare's plays, this powerful and deeply moving story of forgiveness is brought to life in Bolton on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Additional information

Ticket Prices 

£27.50 - £11 (Concessions available)

Post Show Talk

Mon 31 October (Free) find out more about the performance after the show with the actors and director.

Production Activity Pack

You can download our Production Activity Pack for The Winter's Tale here.

It may be approaching Winter, but there is plenty of warmth in this exemplary production.

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Cast & Crew

Creative Team

David Thacker

Director

James Cotterill

Designer

Lesley Hutchison

Movement & Associate Director

Fiona Mulvihill

DSM

Adrian Johnston

Composer

Imogen Beech

Assistant Director

Ben Occhipinti

Sound Designer

Cast

Vicky Binns

Vicky Binns

Nell/Dion/Mopsa
Colin Connor

Colin Connor

Autolycus
Barbara Drennan

Barbara Drennan

Emilia
Christian Edwards

Christian Edwards

Young Shepherd
Rob Edwards

Rob Edwards

Leontes
Trevor Michael Georges

Trevor Michael Georges

Valerius
Margot Leicester

Margot Leicester

Paulina
Harry Long

Harry Long

Florizel/Mariner
Leila Mimmack

Leila Mimmack

Perdita/Cleomenes
Remmie Milner

Remmie Milner

Patience/Dorca
Amy Nuttall

Amy Nuttall

Hermione
Eric Potts

Eric Potts

Antigonus/Old Shepherd
Marc Small

Marc Small

Camillo
Philip Starnier

Philip Starnier

William/Officer
Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright

Polixenes

Reviews

'Love comes to the fore in poetic production'

The Guardian

'A truly uplifting experience'

Manchester Evening News

'A classy production'

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Tickets

Tickets

Ticket prices £27.50 - £11 (Concessions available)
Season Tickets Best available seats from £18 (Find out more)
Groups and school prices available (see underneath dates for details)

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Groups 10+ £3 off (Mon-Thu eves and 2pm matinees) plus 1 free organiser ticket
Groups 31+ £4 off (Mon-Thu eves) £3.50 off (2pm matinees) plus 1 free organiser ticket
Schools £17 - £10 plus 1 free teacher tickets per 15 pupils

For Groups and School tickets call our Box Office on 01204 520661.

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