The Winter’s Tale


Thou met’st with things dying, I with things new-born.

From murderous jealousy to mystical redemption, from darkest winter to high summer, Time, the Great Transformer, brings in his changes. Shakespeare’s magical play takes us from deep tragedy to high comedy, from an act born of insane paranoia in a winter palace to a wild country summer festival. Along the way we are reminded what it is to be human: to love and to lose and perhaps, also, to be restored.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s International company of actors, who gave you the hugely enjoyable The Rover and last year’s sell-out production of The Rivals, now bring their unique talents to bear on this late masterpiece, aiming to prove that The Winter’s Tale is the perfect entertainment for a summer’s evening. Directed by Kim Durham.

“Among the minor parts I particularly liked Mina Kweon’s ‘Time’, sinuous, knowing and strange.” – Stage Talk Magazine

“Some fine work by Mina Kweon who, as she had done throughout, linked difficult passages together” – Bristol Post

“There were some fairly considerable alterations to the script to allow Time (played by Mina Kweon) to become a far more significant role.   Stylised tai-chi like movement together with some amplification and reverberation created an air of exoticism and mystery which was used to good effect to give the play a new beginning.”– The fine times recorder

“Then Mina Kweon gave this show a quality of delicacy and beauty in her role as Time. Her dancing and singing were an utter joy and bolstered up the whole show.” -Remote Goat