Originally screened in cinemas on 30/11/2015
Another chance to see Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Originally broadcast live from London's Garrick Theatre, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Featuring Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
"The Winter's Tale review – Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench offer intriguing touches: In a production unafraid to hint at the darker elements of Shakespeare’s fable, Branagh and Dench are surrounded by a first-rate team."
"The luminous Judi Dench gives a Shakespearean masterclass in Kenneth Branagh's winter wonder."