The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Co-Directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford
Filmed live at Garrick Theatre, London
Starring Dame Judi Dench, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
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…
This critically acclaimed production was the first in the hugely successful Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live season that was broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year in 2015.
‘This production is magical. A gift to the eye and heart.’
– The Observer
‘You won’t see a better version.’
‘Radiant Dame Judi Dench is majestically aothoritative’
– Evening Standard
‘The best of British high culture.’
– Daily Mail