Cheek by Jowl's latest production of The Winter’s Tale will be live streamed for audiences across Europe and Australia direct from the Barbican Centre on 19 April at 7.30pm.
In a first for the company, as well as being screened live to Cheek by Jowl’s website the company will partner with BBC Arts Digital, Spain’s El País, France’s Télérama and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia who will all stream the production. The multi-camera screening will be available worldwide via all of these sites, and screened in English, French and Spanish (subtitled).
Cheek by Jowl is the internationally renowned touring theatre company of Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Since forming in 1981, it has performed across the world presenting large scale classical and modern works in English, French and Russian languages.
One of Shakespeare's greatest plays, The Winter's Tale, though written at the same period as The Tempest, smashes all the rules that The Tempest follows. Unity of time, place and action are hurled aside as the action ranges across Europe, from court to country, from high tragedy to low comedy, across a time span of sixteen years.
As well as being available to watch live, the production will be available on demand until midnight on 7 May via www.cheekbyjowl.com/livestream.