The Winter’s Tale

Today The Winter’s Tale premiered at the ADC Theatre. There dress rehearsal was a feast both for the eyes and ears. I will write more later, in the meantime, enjoy the photos!

Text from Camdram:

When King Leontes suspects his wife of being unfaithful, he seeks his revenge, unaware of the consequences of such dramatic action. As the kingdom of Sicilia falls into chaos, Leontes laments his choice, and spends the next 16 years of his life in mourning. Meanwhile, far away in the distant land of Bohemia, a young shepherdess by the name of Perdita falls in love with a young Prince, and the two make plans to elope. Little do they know of their connection to the grieving King…

Shakespeare’s tale of grief and redemption stands as the most human of his works, deftly blending psychological tragedy with charming comedy. Bear witness to a host of colourful characters, several foot-stomping folk ballads, and the most surprising story The Bard ever told.

 

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Ellen Gage and Ronald Prokeš
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Ronald Prokeš, Sarah Creedy Smith, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Kate Stevenson and Ellen Gage
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Jackson and Tom Beaven
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Jackson and Tom Beaven
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Tom Beaven and Sarah Creedy Smith
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Ronald Prokeš and Sarah Creedy Smith
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Jackson and Ellen Gage
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Kate Stevenson, Jackson, Ellen Gage and Bethan Davidson
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???, Tom Beavan and Rebecca Vaa
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Xelia Mendes-Jones, Adam Mirsky, Ellen Gage, Kate Stevenson, Bethan Davidson, Rebecca Vaa and Tom Beaven
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Tom Beaven and Rebecca Vaa
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Tom Beaven and Rebecca Vaa
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Emma Blacklay-Piech
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Emma Blacklay-Piech, Bethan Davidson and Xelia Mendes-Jones
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Rebecca Vaa and Emma Blacklay-Piech
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Adam Mirsky and Rebecca Vaa
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Tom Beaven and Adam Mirsky
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Kate Stevenson, Emma Blacklay-Piech, Rebecca Vaa, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Tom Beaven and Ellen Gage
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Tom Beaven, Xelia Mendes-Jones, Ellen Gage and Rebecca Vaa
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Ellen Gage and Tom Beaven
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Emma Blacklay-Piech, Ellen Gage and Bethan Davidson
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Kate Stevenson, Tom Beaven, Rebecca Vaa and Xelia Mendes-Jones
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Tom Beaven, Emma Blacklay-Piech and Bethan Davidson
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Kate Stevenson and Adam Mirsky
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Rosie Brown
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Clara van Wel

Here is a short video clip we recorded in the interval with Clara and Joe singing:

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Rebecca Vaa
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Ronald Prokeš
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Bethan Davidson and Rebecca Vaa
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Clara van Wel, Rebecca Vaa, Kate Stevenson and Bethan Davidson
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Clara van Wel and Joe Pitts
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Rebecca Vaa
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Bethan Davidson, Rebecca Vaa and Kate Stevenson
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Jack Gardner
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Henry Wilkinson, Rosie Brown and Rebecca Vaa
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Kate Stevenson, Rebecca Vaa and Jack Gardner
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Joe Pitts, Rosie Brown and Clara van Wel
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Joe Pitts, Rosie Brown, Clara van Wel, Xelia Mendes-Jones and Ronald Prokeš
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Joe Pitts and Clara van Wel
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???, Joe Pitts and Clara van Wel
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Jack Gardner
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Rosie Brown, Henry Wilkinson and Jack Gardner
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Clara van Wel and Joe Pitts
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Jack Gardner
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Kate Stevenson and Emma Blacklay-Piech
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Tom Beaven and Bethan Davidson
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Tom Beaven, Kate Stevenson, Emma Blacklay-Piech and Bethan Davidson
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Tom Beaven and Emma Blacklay-Piech
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Xelia Mendes-Jones, Tom Beaven, Kate Stevenson, Emma Blacklay-Piech, Joe Pitts and Clara van Wel
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Kate Stevenson, Joe Pitts, Clara van Wel and Bethan Davidson
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Bethan Davidson, Rebecca Vaa and Jack Gardner
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Rebecca Vaa, Bethan Davidson and Kate Stevenson
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Henry Wilkinson and Rosie Brown
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Xelia Mendes-Jones, Kate Stevenson, Bethan Davidson, Tom Beaven, Ellen Gage, Emma Blacklay-Piech and Joe Pitts
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Tom Beaven, Ellen Gage, Rosie Brown, Rebecca Vaa and ???
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???, Henry Wilkinson, Rosie Brown, Joe Pitts and Clara van Wel
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Kate Stevenson, Jack Gardner and Rebecca Vaa
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Interview: Varsity

Reviews: Varsity (4/5), The Cambridge Student (9/10), The Tab (4/5)

Cast
Leontes – Tom Beaven
Hermione – Ellen Gage
Polixenes – Ronald Prokes
Antigonus – Adam Mirsky
Paulina – Emma Blacklay-Piech
Camillo – Sarah Creedy Smith
Shepherd – Rosie Brown
Clown – Henry Wilkinson
Autolycus – Jack Gardner
Florizel – Joe Pitts
Perdita – Clara van Wel
Mopsa – Rebecca Vaa
Dorcas – Kate Stevenson
Emilia – Bethan Davidson
Dion – Xelia Mendes-Jones

Band
Piano – Anastasia Bruce-Jones
Double Bass – Jacob Bradley
Banjo – Patrick Wilson
Percussion – Oliver Vibrans
Violin – Neal Pointon

Production Team
Director – Will Bishop
Producer – Saskia Baylis
Associate Producer – Eleanor Mitchell
Composer – Toby Marlow
Stage Manager – Issy Houston
Deputy Stage Manager – Katherine Ridley
Assistant Stage Manager – Elizabeth Lloyd, Grace Murtha
Publicity Designer – Emma Wood
Programme Designer – Oscar Yang
Chief Electrician – David Turner
Assistant Stage Manager – Charlie Eardley
Sound Designer – Charlie Jonas
Bohemian Set Designer – Eleanor Mitchell
Lighting Designer – Johannes Ruckstuhl
Sicilian Set Designer – James Ireland
Choreographer – Benedict Welch
Costume Designer – Saskia Baylis
Carpenter – Colin Rothwell, Leah Ward
Technical Director – Toby Molyneux
Assistant Producer – Charlie Eardley
Camdram Overlord – Harry Stockwell
Branch Bearer – Alice Coppock,Fiona Dobson, Caitlin Walsh
Headshots Photographer – Emma Blacklay-Piech
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth

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