The Winter's Tale 1
    • SHOWING
    • 20 Feb -
      29 Mar 2025
      20 Feb - 29 Mar 2025
    About

    “Apollo’s angry, and the heavens themselves 
    Do strike at my injustice.” – Act III, scene 2 

    One of William Shakespeare’s final plays, The Winter’s Tale fuses comedy, romance and tragedy in this profound story of love, loss and redemption.

    Consumed with insane jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia imprisons his beloved pregnant wife, Hermione, accusing her of adultery with his best friend King Polixenes of Bohemia. When Hermione gives birth, Leontes banishes his daughter, Perdita and what follows is an enthralling tragi-comedy where two worlds collide to demonstrate the power of love and forgiveness in the most trying of times. 

    Directed by Tobacco Factory Theatre’s Artistic Director Heidi Vaughan, we are delighted to stage this rich and dynamic Shakespeare play, packed full of surprises, oracles, miracles and, of course, Shakespeare’s most famous and challenging stage direction: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. 

    WHAT THE PRESS SAY ABOUT PREVIOUS SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS AT TFT:

    ★★★★ “A marvellous production of Othello – one of the best I have seen of this hard-to-love play – belongs to this theatre’s distinctive tradition. Spare but incisive. Cutting to the quick. It does not impose: it unlocks.”
    – The Guardian on Othello, 2017

    ★★★★ “accessible, funny and delightfully acted”
    – Broadway World on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2019

    ★★★★ “Macbeth, with its use of violence as a political tool, is among the more receptive of Shakespeare`s plays to a modern overlay. Relocated to a 20th century battlefield, this dynamic production by Tobacco Factory Theatres… does this particularly imaginatively.”
    – The Stage on Macbeth, 2018

    • RUNNING TIME2 hours 20 mins approx. (including interval)
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
    • TICKETSFrom £14
    • VENUE

    TIMES:
    7:30pm | Matinees 2:00pm | Schools Matinees 1:00pm

    TICKET PRICES:
    PREVIEWS (20 – 22 Feb ’25)
    Give The Gift – £20
    Standard – £16
    Concession – £14

    MAIN RUN (26 Feb – 29 Mar ’25)
    Give The Gift – £25
    Standard – £20
    Concession – £18
    Under 26 / Schools – £14

    GIVE THE GIFT TICKETS:
    In the last year Tobacco Factory Theatres Charitable Arts Trust have seen thousands of people take part in our Get Involved programme, whether it’s through subsidised tickets for young people from Bristol to enjoy live theatre for the first time or the many sessions we offer to learn new skills and get creative. We deliver invaluable experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds, particularly those who might not otherwise be able to afford to do it. By purchasing a Give The Gift Ticket, you’ll help us ensure all our community can enjoy some much-needed theatre magic. Read more about our pricing, including concessions

    SCHOOL MATINEES:
    Thursday 27 February 1:00pm
    Thursday 6 March 1:00pm
    Thursday 13 March 1:00pm
    Thursday 20 March 1:00pm

    If you would like to make a group booking for one of these performances, please email our Box Office at tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
    Friday 21 March 7:30pm
    Saturday 22 March 2:00pm

    To book for our BSL performances please contact Box Office: tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com  / 0117 902 0344

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE:
    Monday 24 March 7:30pm

    This performance is specially adapted to create an even more welcoming environment for audiences with additional needs.

    To request a Relaxed Performance Pack with lots of useful information in advance of your visit, please contact
    tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    ON SALE DATES:
    Members on sale 5:30pm on Tue 07 May
    General on sale 5:30pm on Thu 09 May

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