The one off performance will be streamed live from Sands Films Studios, Rotherhithe on Saturday 31 July at 7.30pm.

Following on from performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and Sonnets & Carols, Jenny Caron Hall, Artistic Director of SHAKE Festival has announced a streamed reading of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

Directed by Jenny Caron Hall, the cast for the performance is set to include: Helen Adie (Lady in Waiting/Dorcas/Lord), Ben Elder (Cleomenes/Gaoler/Mariner/Mopsa), Tim Fitzhigham (Autolycus), Alistair Hall (The Clown), Charlotte Hamblin (Hermione), Maia Jemmett (Perdita), Malachy King (various), Katherine MacRae (Emilia/Dorcas), Michael Mears (Antigonus/Third Gentleman.), Pamela Miles (Time/Chorus), Wendy Morgan (Paulina), Mark Quartley (Leontes), Louis B Rhone (First Servant/Lord), David Sturzaker (Polixenes), Barnaby Taylor (Florizel) and Leo Wringer (Camillo), with music from Finn Collinson and Oliver Wass.

Talking about the news, Artistic Director of SHAKE festival, Jenny Caron Hall, said today, “We’re very happy to bring our company together in person. It’s our first production away from zoom. We’re excited to be performing in a theatre, and happy that the audiences will be able to watch our production of The Winter’s Tale from the comfort and safety of home.”

The livestreamed reading of The Winter’s Tale will be streamed via Youtube on the 31st July at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 per household and available to purchase by visiting: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/shake-festival-winters