The Winter’s Tale at La Mama
About The Winter’s Tale
Presented by La Mama Theatre with La Trobe Student Theatre & Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group as apart of Asia TOPA 2020
‘A sad tale’s best for winter…’
In a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, Leontes, a civic leader of 1920s Hong Kong, is convinced his wife, Hermione, is carrying the child of his best friend, the Australian politician Polixenes. Once born, the child is exiled and seeks refuge in a rural community in modern day Australia. Things go well for the child until she falls for the son of the bigoted politician. Leaping from Hong Kong to Australia and from the 1920s to modern day, this version of The Winter’s Tale sheds light on the far-reaching impacts of colonialism in both countries.