The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest


Sir Michael Morpurgo retells two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, and , in this stunning audio collection in association with the RSC, featuring readings by members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael himself.The Winter’s TaleThe Tempest

Translating these iconic plays into thrilling prose, the nation’s favourite storyteller preserves all the imaginative genius and spark of the originals, while bringing a contemporary and vibrant voice to their retelling. The stories are revealed in a fresh, exciting and entertaining way, providing both an entry point for child readers and a fascinating dialogue with the original texts that will intrigue any Shakespeare scholar.

Each tale, directed by Hal Chambers and Aaron Parsons, is introduced by Michael and includes incidental music composed by Phil James.

Look out for the other instalments of and , and , and and and .Romeo and JulietA Midsummer Night’s DreamMacbethHamletKing LearHenry VTwelfth NightTaming of the Shrew