play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel

The Bridge Project: The Winter’s Tale

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

As the second part of The Bridge Project, Sam Mendes directs The Winter's Tale. Read More >

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.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/05/2009

Opening Night: 09/06/2009

Closing Night: 15/08/2009

Running time: 3h

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Sinead Cusack, Morvern Christie, Rebecca Hall, Paul Jesson, Simon Russell Beale, Ethan Hawke, Dakin Matthews, Selina Cadell, Tobias Segal, Charlotte Parry, Richard Easton, Josh Hamilton, Gary Powell, Mark Nelson, Aaron Krohn, Michael Braun, Jessica Pollert Smith, Hannah Stokely


Producer - The Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy Of Music & Neal Street Productions

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Set Designer - Anthony Ward

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Mark Bennett

ABOUT The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB