The Winter's Tale

Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, London

The renowned all-male company Propeller return to the Hampstead, following sell-out success last year, with a visceral production of The Winter's Tale.

Led by Director Edward Hall, internationally acclaimed all-male company, Propeller is renowned for combining a rigorous approach to the text with an exciting, physical aesthetic.  Propeller engages its audience’s imagination and brings fresh understanding to classic plays. It’s Shakespeare rediscovered.

The Winter’s Tale tells the mysterious, extraordinary, tragic story of a man consumed by an inexplicable jealousy that destroys his family, his kingdom and himself.

Wracked with guilt, Leontes sets off a chain reaction of events that leads to a miraculous climax and the chance of redemption. The greatest playwright writing at the height of his powers, this is poetry in motion. 

This is a re-visiting of Propeller’s highly-acclaimed 2005 production.

Propeller's stay at the Hampstead also includes a production of Henry V.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

author: William Shakespeare

director: Edward Hall

music by: Propeller

producer: Propeller in association with the Touring Partnership

designer: Michael Pavelka

lighting designer: Ben Ormerod

sound: David Gregory

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
  • Duration: 2hr45
  • Opening Night:
  • Closing night:

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Venue InformationHIDE

Hampstead Theatre
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, United Kingdom, NW3 3EU

  • Nearest tube: Swiss Cottage (outside theatre)
  • Nearest bus: C11, 13, 31, 46, 82, 113, 187, 268 (mobility buses)
  • Nearest train: South Hampstead (approx. 500m)
  • Parking:

    Car parking near theatre is free in the evenings. Taxis drop off and pick up right outside main entrance. Patrons welcome to use a private phone to arrange pick up.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 020 7722 9301 Fax: 020 7449 4201
  • Discounts: Discounts available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
  • Limited mobility: Seats in the centre stalls have slightly better leg room. Proviing there are no wheelchair users, seats G1, G2, G3, G4 have unlimited leg room - phone first to be certain of availability. Rows F, G and H are best.
  • Access description: Main entrance at ground floor level, with one door assisted and appropriately signed. Hard flooring for effective wheeled traffic, and the two glass doors and walls are marked for improved visibility. Low level Box Office/reception counter (0.95m) on the right, inside foyer. Lift with low level controls, Braille and voice announcements serving all 3 levels to the right beyond the bar in the foyer. Access to Stalls on ground level via a slight ramp (25 steps front to back) and 22 steps up to the upper foyer to access the Circle (9 steps up to back). Stairlift available.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system in auditorium and induction loop at Box Office and bar.
  • Guide dogs policy: 2 Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the foyer.
  • Wheelchairs: 5 wheelchair spaces and 4 transfer seats are available in the Stalls.
  • Toilets: Men's, women's on all levels, all with level access.
  • Disabled toilets: Adapted toilets on all 3 levels.
  • Bars: Cafébar in foyer with low level counter (0.95m), induction loop and moveable seating. Menu available in large print - please ask. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.