"Immensely accomplished"
-The Evening Standard-

"A triumph for Rory Kinnear"

-The Independent-

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About the show

William Shakespeare’s epic story of revenge and redemption has come to the London Coliseum for a limited season, directed by prolific actor Rory Kinnear. The Winter’s Tale is a world premiere from ENO’s composer-in-residence Ryan Wigglesworth, in a compelling new interpretation.

Many years ago, King Leontes caused the death of his loyal wife Hermione and young son, due to a fit of jealous rage. Back then, all seemed completely lost to him. But as spring blooms, Leontes stands repentant under a statue of his queen, praying for an almighty miracle of redemption.

The Winter’s Tale features a stellar cast whose careers began with ENO, including Iain Paterson as Leontes, Sophie Bevan as Hermione and Leigh Melrose as Polixenes. Further cast members include Samantha Price as Perdita, Anthony Gregory as Florizel, Susan Bickley as Paulina, Neal Davies as Antigonus and Timothy Robinson as Camillo.

Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear, most recently seen in the National Theatre’s The Threepenny Opera, directs The Winter’s Tale, which features set design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting design by Jon Clark, movement by Imogen Knight and costume design by Moritz Junge.

A tale of love, loss and reconciliation, the mesmerising The Winter’s Tale opened at the London Coliseum on February 27th and plays until March 14th 2017.

Who Should See It?

Fans of the Shakespeare play will enjoy a whole new interpretation at the London Coliseum, featuring glorious music.

Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Playing at

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
Seating Plan

London Coliseum seating plan

Booking period

27th Feb 2017

22nd Jan 2021

14th Mar 2017

Running time

2 hours 5 minutes (including an interval)


May not be suitable for young children