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The Winter’s Tale
August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This summer, Ely ADS are proud to bring William Shakespeare’s late romance The Winter’s Tale to the stunning Old Palace Gardens, King’s Ely.
Perhaps best known for the famous stage direction ‘Exit pursued by a bear’, The Winter’s Tale is set in two kingdoms, the buttoned-down Sicilia and the free-wheeling Bohemia, and spans sixteen years. Along the way there are accusations of adultery, a queen on trial, daring escapes, shepherds and shepherdesses, a statue coming to life and, yes, that bear.
Directed by Chris Hudson, the cast list, in alphabetical order, is as follows:
James Barwise – Clown
Harry Benn – Servant (Bohemia)
Jonathan Bolderson – Leontes
Peter Clyne – Shepherd
Amy Cross – Servant (Sicilia)
Becky Gilbert – Hermione
Lyndsey Goddard – Dorcas/Third gentlewoman
Freyja Gunn – Young Mamilius
Shelley Gunn – First lady/Mariner/First gentlewoman
Susan Harrison – Jailer/Officer
Damian Higgins – Camillo
Chris Hudson – Polixenes
Dana McConkey – Dion
Steph Peachey – Paulina
Tony Ransome – Antigonus
Izzy Rees – Archidamus/Time
Cassi Roberts – Perdita
Richard Sockett – Autolycus
Graham Stark – First lord (Sicilia)
Rachel Walter – Emilia/Second lady/Mopsa/Second gentlewoman
Jordan White – Florizel
Ackelia Williams – Cleomenes
Performances are Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 August, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale from June and are available from Burrows Bookshop in Ely (01353 669759) or at the following link:
We look forward to seeing you there!