Abubakar Salim, Peter Moreton, Eleanor McLoughlin, Sam McArdle, Chris Gordon, Edward Sayer in ‘The Winter's Tale’  by UK theatre company Cheek by Jowl

Johan Persson

Friday 05 May 2017 to Sunday 07 May 2017

In collaboration with the Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall, we’re delighted to present a unique performance of Shakespeare’s masterpiece The Winter’s Tale, brought to you by the internationally acclaimed UK theatre company Cheek by Jowl, directed by award-winning director Declan Donnellan.

One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, The Winter’s Tale – though written at the same period as The Tempest – smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as we range across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years.

The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. But this is the new Shakespeare, after he completed his great tragedies, and the tough struggle for redemption yields flickers of hope. Initial darkness gives way to joy as Time leads the characters to a shattering conclusion ...

In English with Greek subtitles

The play is recommended for audiences over the age of 12.

About Cheek by Jowl

Cheek by Jowl is the international touring theatre company of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Since forming in 1981, the company has performed across the world presenting large-scale classical and modern works in English, French and Russian. Cheek by Jowl is an Associate of the Barbican Centre, London.