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David Farr

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The Winter's Tale

Courtyard Theatre, 2009 Producer RSC Director David Farr Starring Greg Hicks, Brian Doherty, Darrell D’Silva, Noma Dumezweni & Kelly Hunter

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.
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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

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

Farr's production of Shakespeare's most moving play is full of rich detail

Michael Billington The Guardian

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 play is designed to wring you out in its beginning and end

Libby Purves The Times