- Robinson College Gardens
Leontes, King of Sicilia, is driven mad with irrational jealousy, convinced that his wife, Hermione, is having an affair with his childhood friend, Polixenes, and that the child she is bearing is not his own. Polixenes escapes to Bohemia, whilst Leontes orders that the child, a daughter, must be abandoned on a desert shore. Leontes assumes the child has perished – but sixteen years pass before the truth is uncovered. The beautiful amphitheatre of Robinson College gardens provides the backdrop for Shakespeare’s masterful study of suspicion and obsession. Watch out for some comic twists and turns, too… and a bear!
The entire cast were just bursting with enthusiasm, wit, and most importantly had the audience eating out of the palm of their hands.
Finished for 2016
The Winter's Tale has now finished for 2016 - please join us for the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival in 2017!