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A Winters Tale

By William Shakespeare


In 2016 we re-imagined one of Shakespeare’s best loved stories of jealousy, love and forgiveness: ‘The Winter’s Tale’.


Featuring a live original score composed by Paul Barker, puppetry and sumptuous design – we played to sell-out audiences at the Embassy Theatre London, and then at the Minack Theatre.

“You will be transported from the dark Court of a jealous king to the bright sunshine of a Bohemian festival, as we follow this heartbreaking story of redemption. King Leontes nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend. In his rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. Years later, in the pastoral landscapes of his old friend's kingdom, the seeds are planted for reunion, redemption, and rebirth.”

Creative Team:

Director: Emma Gersch

Movement Direction: Kitty Randle

Set/Costume Design: Kate Unwin

Music: Paul Barker

"Once again, Moving Stories give us an innovative well-paced production that is a mostly sunny Winter’s Tale."

Jenni Balow (Minack Theatre Review)

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