The Winter’s tale

William Shakespeare

Beautiful staging of this Shakespearean tragicomedy

16 february 2017

Declan Donnellan is considered to be a master of stage management and a world reference thanks to his staging  of “Shakespearean theatre” as the Artistic Director of the British company, Cheek by Jowl, which he heads alongside the stage designer, Nick Ormerod. Their plays stand out for their beauty and quality, such as “The Winter’s Tale”, this wonderful performance in English with subtitles which brings all of the wealth of the world of the genius English author to the stalls, revealing a Shakespeare who, upon completing his great tragedies, allows the darkness of a terrible drama turn into happiness, whilst the characters reflect on human behaviour.

Donellan has successfully presented classic and modern theatre plays, opera and ballet and he wrote the book, “The Actor and the Target”, and even worked in film, directing Uma Thurman in “Bel Ami”.


Version in English – Subtitled in Basque and Spanish

The team


Director: Declan Donnellan

Stage Design: Nick Ormerod

Lighting: Judith Greenwood

Music: Paddy Cunneen

Choreography: Jane Gibson


Orlando James, Edward Sayer, Natalie Radmall-Quirke, Eleanor McLoughlin, Joy Richardson, Grace Andrews, Ryan Donaldson, Peter Moreton, Sam McArdle, Joseph Black, Guy Hughes, Tom Cawte, Sam Woolf and David Carr


16 February. 08:00 pm


from €8,50 to €25 / discounts

Applicable discounts:

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%.

Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 25%.

Theatre professionals: 25%

Last Minute Discount: 50% (for the aforementioned groups, except Friends of the Arriaga)

Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)


2 hours 45 minutes with interval