Opening Night: 20 May 2017
Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Opowieść zimowa
Original Title: The Winter's Tale
Translator:  Piotr Kamiński
Director: Marcin Hycnar

Auditorium: Boguslawski Hall 

Running time: 2 hours 40 min including one interval

Ticket prices:

full-price tickets:
110 PLN

concession tickets:
85 PLN

rush tickets:
40 PLN  more info →


students of state theatre and art schools: 
15 PLN more info →

The Winter's Tale

The Shakespearean study of jealousy and tyranny

Fable of what happened and what could have happened. A dream of memories, wishes and fears. How far the mad man can go?
Deeds cannot be reversed. Love does not forgive. Time does not heal all wounds.



director: Marcin Hycnar 
set and costume design: Martyna Kander  
musical arrangement, songs compositions: Urszula Borkowska
music: Michał Lamża
stage movement: Maćko Prusak
lighting design: Maciej Igielski
video: Tomasz Gawroński 

Cast:

Leontes, The King of Sicily Oskar Hamerski
Hermione, The Queen of Sicily, spouse of Leontes Patrycja Soliman 
Mamilius, son of Hermione and Leontes Jakub Jóźwik (till December 19, 2019) / Jakub Strach (till February 10, 2022); 
Franciszek Słomiński (from September 27, 2020)
Perdita, the daughter of Leontes and Hermione Wiktoria Wolańska (till October 11, 2020; as a guest actor from September 1, 2018) / Ewa Jakubowicz (guest actor; from September 28, 2021)
Camillo, A Sicilian Nobleman Mateusz Rusin
Antigonus, A Sicilian Lord; Satyr Bartłomiej Bobrowski
Paulina, spouse of Antigonus Justyna Kowalska
Polixenes, The King of Bohemia Robert Jarociński
Florizel, Polixenes's son Mateusz Kmiecik (as a guest actor till August 31, 2017) 
Archidamus, A Lord of Bohemia; Satyr Arkadiusz Janiczek
Shepherd, Perdita's foster father Jarosław Gajewski (as a guest actor from April 1, 2023)
Shepherd's son Karol Dziuba
Mopsa, shepherdess; Lady-in-waiting I Kinga Ilgner 
Dorcas, shepherdess; Lady-in-waiting II Joanna Kwiatkowska-Zduń
Autolycus Piotr Piksa
Crier; Officer of the Court of Justice; Satyr Paweł Tołwiński
A Sicilian Lord; Satyr Jakub Gawlik (as a guest actor till August 5, 2020)
A Sicilian Lord; Satyr Paweł Paprocki
A Sicilian Lord; Satyr Kacper Matula
A Sicilian Lord; Satyr Adrian Zaremba (guest actor; till January 26, 2020) / Maciej Babicz (guest actor; from September 26, 2017)
A Bohemian Lord; Satyr Łukasz Borkowski (guest actor)
A Bohemian Lord; Satyr Hubert Paszkiewicz (as a guest actor till August 31, 2017)
A Bohemian Lord; Satyr Michał Barczak (guest actor)

and:
Waldemar Kownacki 
– Sailor's voice (off)

Musical ensemble:
Kacper Matula (music band manager, drums), Karol Dziuba (acoustic guitar), Jakub Gawlik (accordion), Paweł Paprocki (piano), Piotr Piksa (violin), Mateusz Rusin (bass guitar)     

The play contains the song Malovaný džbánku (music by Jindřich Brabec, lyrics by Jiří Aplt).
The vocals performed by Anna Lobedan are inspired by the song Wołanie Eurydyki [Eurydice's Call] (music by Jerzy Satanowski).

The translator would like to thank Professor Anna Cetera-Włodarczyk for her scientific supervision of the translation.

Production team:

  • director's assistant: Agata Zdziebłowska
  • sound technicians: Mariusz Maszewski, Marek Szymański, Hubert Majewski
  • lighting technicians: Zbigniew Szulim, Bartłomiej Kaczalski  
  • video projection: Mariusz Chałubek, Paweł Woźniak 
  • stage manager: Krzysztof Kuszczyk
    • prompter: Anna Leszczyńska
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Licence for this stage production was granted by the Society of Authors – ZAiKS.



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