Another reason to love Dulwich Park – theatre in the park in summer. Jeremy Prescott has news of a production in the park this week.
The Globe Theatre’s touring company is bringing a scaled-down version of The Winter’s Tale, directed by John Dove, to Dulwich Park. It’s good to see a production of this quality brought to Dulwich, albeit seemingly underpublicised.
The Globe Theatre’s website describes The Winter’s Tale as a “magical story of jealousy, love and redemption. Part family drama, part fairytale, ….the perfect outdoor play for a summer’s evening.”
To its great credit, and appropriately for this play, the Globe warns that “performances continue in all but the most extreme weather conditions”. But let’s hope we get that Indian summer, so we can see how Mr Dove deals with the world’s most famous stage direction “Exit, pursued by a bear“.
The show runs at 7.30pm every night this week from Tuesday 2nd September to Sunday 7th September.
To book (£15, £10 concessions) call the Globe box office on 020 7401 9919, and for more details of the production see http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/theatre/globetouring/thewinterstale/
Photos: With permission from Shakespeare’s Globe Image Library