The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare Musically Reimagined

Tue 13 Dec 2016

The Winter's Tale


Produced and presented by The Hermes Experiment

Hosted by The Cockpit


Nina Brazier, Director
Kim Ashton, Composer
Sophie Mosberger, Designer
Lighting designer tbc

William McGeough, Leontes
Sadie Parsons, Hermione
Robert Willoughby, Polixenes/First Gentleman
Louisa Hollway, Paulina
Christopher Adams, Camillo/Antigonus/Second Gentleman
Héloïse Werner, Perdita/Soprano
Anne Denholm, Harp
Marianne Schofield, Double bass
Stephen Williams, Florizel/Clarinet

In light of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, award-winning quartet The Hermes Experiment (harp, clarinet, soprano and double bass) have developed a new interpretation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale during an Aldeburgh Music Residency. Reducing the play to an hour’s duration in collaboration with director Nina Brazier and composer Kim Ashton, the quartet of musicians become part of the drama alongside a group of actors.

The project is generously supported by Arts Council England, RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation and Aldeburgh Music.

“The performance was meticulously nuanced, witty and chic.” ****
The Times
“This clever mix of instruments is more versatile than you might first think.” ****
The Observer
Full price: £10 Concessions: £8