The Winter's Tale

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When King Leontes becomes convinced that his wife is carrying the child of his best friend, his obsessive jealousy becomes an instrument of terrible destruction. Friends, family, and trusted advisors all fall victim to his blind rage before Leontes recognizes his error and falls into a state of boundless remorse. Sixteen years later, his abandoned daughter unknowingly sets the stage for the redemption of all.

One of Shakespeare's last plays, The Winter's Tale is rich in poetry, subtle in its psychological workings, and experiments with mixing comedy and tragedy, pastoral and courtly drama. With a truly huge cast and a wonderful stage at the Aleksanterinteatteri, this year's fall production celebrates 25 years of the Finn-Brit Players by pulling out all the stops.

Directed by: Adrian Goldman & Johanna MacDonald
Produced by: Laura Robinson & Johanna MacDonald
Costumes: Zoë Chandler, with help from Carol Norris & Matti Keltanen
Music: Nick Meinke
Lighting: Robert Mandara
Props: Fiónna O'Sullivan & Arabella David
Set: Johan Stenbäck, with help from Stewart Gray, Steve Porter & Mark Stenbäck
Stage management: Fiónna O'Sullivan & Javier Perez
Stage crew: Sean McLoughlin & Arabella David
Publicity: Matti Keltanen & Anna Maria Rawlings
Dresser: Amanda Paajanen

Cast: Hanna Aaltola, Mira Berglund-Fitzpatrick, Zoë Chandler, Katrina Goldman, Diana Hannikainen, Maarit Hyytiäinen, Riitta Itäkylä, Matti Keltanen, Jack Leo, Perttu Lipsanen, Bruce Marsland, Irina Mikkola, Lari Noresvuo, Yannick Pellet, Stephen Porter, Fabien Rapin, Anna Rawlings, Laura Robinson, Matilda Sisättö, Mark Stenbäck, Ramona Teinilä, Amanda Thurman and Joe White

Shows at Aleksanterin teatteri
Saturday November 4 at 7PM
Sunday November 5 at 2PM and 7PM

Tickets €15/11 (or €10 for groups of 10 or more) from Aleksanterin Teatteri (09-676 980) or from Lippupalvelu