19:45, Tue 3rd – Sat 7th May 2016 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 1
When King Leontes suspects his wife of being unfaithful, he seeks his revenge, unaware of the consequences of such dramatic action. As the kingdom of Sicilia falls into chaos, Leontes laments his choice, and spends the next 16 years of his life in mourning. Meanwhile, far away in the distant land of Bohemia, a young shepherdess by the name of Perdita falls in love with a young Prince, and the two make plans to elope. Little do they know of their connection to the grieving King…
Shakespeare’s tale of grief and redemption stands as the most human of his works, deftly blending psychological tragedy with charming comedy. Bear witness to a host of colourful characters, several foot-stomping folk ballads, and the most surprising story The Bard ever told.
[Exit, pursued by a bear.]