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by William Shakespeare

Thou met'st with things dying, I with things newborn

Adapted and Directed by: Ross McGregor
Produced by: Simon James Collier
Movement Director: Will Pinchin
Production Manager: Ben Kerfoot
Costume Design: Ross McGregor
Fight Choreography: Robert Myles
Bespoke Prop Design: Hannah Ellis
Poster Artwork by: Luke Ridge Illustration

Previous reviews for Shakespeare Sessions 2014: 5 STARS WhatsonStage

From the mind of our greatest playwright comes a disarming and enchanting modern fairy-tale. Reimagined and reborn into a Steampunk landscape of airships, mechanical beasts, and the clock-work machinations of time, the Shakespeare Sessions boldly brings this classic story to life, a fable about the duality of fate, from a Jacobean genius at the height of his powers.

A story of bears, broken hearts and a new-born baby left out in the wilderness.

King Leontes has everything a man could want. Wealth. Power. Love. Friends. Yet he is wracked with a jealous madness that compels him to tear his kingdom apart, destroying the very people he loves most.

Many years later, in a distant land, a journey begins that may hold the key to the king's salvation and heal his shattered family.

This Christmas, the Lion and Unicorn Theatre continues its ground-breaking Shakespeare Sessions with an emotional and arresting romance about the perils of obsession and the path to redemption.

Please note, there is a small amount of strobe lighting in the performance.

Suitable for 10 years and upwards

Running time: 2 hrs including an interval


LEONTES: Christopher Neels
HERMIONE: Elizabeth Appleby
POLIXENES: Ben Bradford
CAMILLO: Gareth Kearns
PAULINA / DORCAS: Hannah Ellis
ANTIGONUS / SHEPHERD: David Robert Olley
DION / FLORIZEL: Ben Kerfoot
EMILIA / MOPSA: Laura Cooper
Official Review by Matthew Partridge, read now
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