by William Shakespeare


Sunday 23 July 2023


£15.00 per person when tickets are bought “In Advance” via Ticketsource.
£18.00 per person for tickets purchased on the day, on the door.

Gates will open at 2.00pm for a 3.00pm start. If it is raining, the performance will be performed inside the Mansion. Refreshments, including tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available. The Copped Hall shop will be open as will be our second-hand bookshop.
NO DOGS will be allowed at this year’s performance.


The Gardens, probably on the West Front but possibly on the Lower terraces and Great Lawn areas. The Gardens are undulating/uneven lawn surfaces with some paths on a sloping surface in some parts. Wheelchair users who may be interested in attending, should contact the Box Office to assess the suitability of this event.


One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Winter’s Tale is a romantic comedy with elements of tragedy.

The play opens with Leontes, the king of Sicilia, entertaining his old friend Polixenes, the king of Bohemia. Leontes jealously mistakes the courtesy between his wife, Hermione, and Polixenes as a sign of Hermione’s adultery with him. In a fit of jealousy, he attempts to have Polixenes killed, but Polixenes escapes with Camillo, Leontes’ faithful counsellor, whom Leontes has sent to kill him. The pregnant Hermione is then publicly humiliated and thrown in jail, despite her protests of innocence. When the child, a girl, is born, Leontes rejects the child out of hand and gives her over to Antigonus, the husband of Hermione’s attendant Paulina.

What will become of them all?

The Greek Theatre Players are delighted to bring this famous Shakespearian play to Copped Hall for their seventeenth production at this historic venue, presented in their long-established, traditionally costumed style. Early booking is recommended for this popular event.

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