Shakespeare's classic tale of jealousy, separation and reconciliation is reimagined for a family audience at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
A Winter’s Tale tells the story of King Leontes of Sicilia, whose jealousy of the relationship between his wife and the King of Bohemia results in the death of the Queen and the banishment of his only daughter.
Fast forward 16 years and the King's daughter Perdita, who has been raised by shepherds in the Bohemian Kingdom, falls in love with the Prince of Bohemia and they are betrothed. Incensed by her lowly station, the King of Bohemia intervenes and forbids the young lovers to continue their relationship. The pair ignore him and flee to Sicilia with the King in hot pursuit, unaware that they might not be as anonymous in their new country as they would hope. Will the King recognise his daughter and will true love prevail?
The famous play is being performed at the award-winning Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
Set in beautiful landscaped grounds, this atmospheric venue is surrounded by trees twinkling with fairy lights. The theatre also boasts its own bar, barbecue and picnic lawn where theatre-goers can set up hampers while enjoying a glass of wine or Pimms.
- William Shakespeare
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Regents Park, London, NW1 4NU
29 Jun - 20 Jul 2013 Mon - Wed, Fri, Sun 1:30 PM; Sat 9:45 AM; 30 Jun - 14 Jul 2013 Sun 10:00 AM
Venue Details & Map
- 0844 8264242
- Public transport:
- (10 mins) Exit onto Marylebone Road and turn left. Past Madame Tussauds turn left into York Gate and follow York Bridge to the end. Pass through the large gates into the park and walk straight until you reach the theatre on your left.
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