The Winters Tale
Directed by Gill Morrell
5th - 10th July 2021
Cleeve House, Trowbridge Road, Seend, SN12 6PG
Shakespeare Live is back!
After the autumn's socially distanced production of 'Of Love and Laughter', Shakespeare Live are back in strength, with professional lighting and sound systems, our extraordinary handmade costumes, original music, our efficient and friendly Front of House team, and our talented team of actors and crew.
We are thrilled to present The Winter's Tale this July. This searing tale of marital jealousy, which we are setting in 18th century Sicily, is tempered by a fairy-tale Fourth Act among the peasants of Bohemia and a joyful happy ending.
The Winter's Tale, as befits one of the late plays, defies category as tragedy or comedy, but instead plunges us into real life.
It starts with a happy family and moves through agonies of jealousy, loss and pain, resolving into a newly reconciled generation with hope for the future. But even among those serious themes there's plenty of comedy, songs, dances, romance and escapism.
Monday 5th July, 7.45pm
Tuesday 6th July, 7.45pm
Wednesday 7th July, 7.45pm
Thursday 8th July, 7.45pm
Friday 9th July, 7.45pm
Saturday 10th July, 2pm
Saturday 10th July, GALA NIGHT PERFORMANCE, 7.45pm
Tickets on sale Saturday 17th April 2021
Or call the Shakespeare Live Box Office 07780 938107
It is wonderful to return to Cleeve House after the necessary restrictions of the last months, and we look forward to welcoming both old and new customers to enjoy live theatre again in the beautiful gardens with a stunning view of Salisbury Plain.
Your safety is our focus.
All seating will comply with the current Covid regulations at the time. Our audience will be in two marquees facing the raised stage, with careful attention to safety, sight lines and comfort. The marquee sides and back can be removed for optimum air circulation.
Seats will be allocated by party according to the date booked, so the earlier you book, the nearer the stage you will be. Depending on government regulations, the number of seats available for each performance may be amended as the booking period goes on.
Groundling places, open to the elements, will be at the side of the stage so a clear view and perfect audibility can't be guaranteed. Sit on the grass or further back on chairs (bring your own rug or folding chair).
The usual facilities of Cleeve House - bars, refreshments, toilets, disabled facilities and convenient parking - will all still be available. No pets, please.
The usual facilities of Cleeve House - bars, refreshments, toilets, disabled facilities and convenient parking - will all be available. No pets, please.