David Farr

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The Winter's Tale

Producer RSC Starring
  • Greg Hicks
  • Darrell D'Silva
  • Kelly Hunter
  • John Mackay
  • Brian Docherty
    Courtyard Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
    Leontes is the man with the perfect life. Powerful, wealthy and surrounded by a loving family he should be content, but instead he is ill at ease with the world around him. Isolated by a destructive jealousy, he lashes out at those closest to him, losing his wife and son and abandoning his daughter in distant Bohemia.

    Sixteen years later, having grown up in a pastoral idyll, Leontes' daughter falls in love with a young visitor, setting in motion a chain of events that could eventually reunite their scattered family.
    The Winter's Tale

    Farr brilliantly suggests the initial happiness and trust of the court with a lovely opening scene Charles Spencer
    Daily Telegraph

    Farr’s treatment is both intelligent and innovative. Kevin Quarmby
    The British Theatre Guide

    The Winter's Tale at the Roundhouse, NW1
    The play is designed to wring you out in its beginning and end Libby Purves
    The Times
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    plentiful laughter, bafflement and gladdening memories of blossom-rich, springtide delight Dominic Cavendish
    The Telegraph

    The strength of Farr's production, however, remains its picture of the Sicilian court dissoloving into chaos through Leontes's insane jealousy Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    Farr's production of Shakespeare's most moving play is full of rich detail Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    David Farr’s production of Shakespeare’s late romance has been flawlessly cast and directed with sensitivity, insight and, above all, an enthralling immediacy Charles Isherwood
    The New York Times

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