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'Pray you, sit by us, and tell's a tale. Merry or sad shall't be? As merry as you will. A sad tale's best for winter.' A tale of passion, jealousy, fantasy and fairytale, the play charts the transition from winter to spring, tragedy to comedy, and revenge to romance. It is the story of high adventure where an angry King falsely accuses and discards his family to his later regret In repertory with HarlequinadePerformers Kenneth Branagh (Leontes), Judi Dench (Paulina), Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Jack Colgrave Hirst (The Clown), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Michael Pennington (Antigonus), Zoe Rainey (Emilia), Miranda Raison (Hermione), John Shrapnel (Camillo), Kathryn Wilder (Mopsa), Jimmy Yuil (Shepherd), John Dagleish.
Author Shakespeare. Company Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. Director Rob Ashford (Co-direct). Director Kenneth Branagh (Co-direct). Design Christopher Oram. Costume Christopher Oram. Lighting Neil Austin. Sound Christopher Shutt. Music Patrick Doyle.
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