Some of the finest talents of New York and London theatre converge at the Old Vic theatre to launch the London leg of an extraordinary venture – The Bridge Project – an unprecedented three-year, transatlantic partnership uniting the Old Vic theatre with Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Neal Street Productions.

As the second part of The Bridge Project, Sam Mendes directs The Winter’s Tale. William Shakespeare’s tragicomedy is the story of disintegrating royal friendships and inklings of adultery – a magical testament to the follies of hasty judgement and the force of love as a means of reconciliation

Sam Mendes was founder and Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse for a decade and has directed theatre at the RSC, National Theatre, plus both in the West End and on Broadway. His film directorial credits include Road to Perdition and the upcoming Revolutionary Road. He won an Academy Award for his debut film American Beauty.

The cast of The Winter’s Tale includes Laurence Olivier Award-winner Simon Russell Beale, Sinead Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Richard Easton, Josh Hamilton and Rebecca Hall. It plays in rep with The Cherry Orchard.

For more about The Winter’s Tale at the Old Vic, read the First Night Feature.

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