La Mama Theatre presents William Shakespeare's

The‌ ‌Winter’s‌ ‌Tale‌ ‌


La Trobe Student Theatre & Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group
Hong Kong / Australia

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"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 that 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 unique setting of Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale sheds light on the far-reaching impacts of colonialism in both countries.


  • Wheelchair access
This production is a collaboration between student theatre groups from Melbourne's La Trobe University and the University of Hong Kong. The Winter's Tale has received support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the New Colombo Plan as well as support from the La Trobe University and the La Trobe Student Union.
Supported By
  • La Mama
  • Australian Government
  • New Colombo Plan
  • La Trobe University
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • SHAX
  • La Trobe Student Theatre & FIlm
  • La Trobe Student Union

Cast & Credits


Rosalind Wong & Bob Pavlich
Sharma Ujjwal & Kat Carrington
Project Liaison
Helen Mayers
Costumes/Support Crew
Vision Wong


Wang Karen Jiawei
Wat Tsz Yan Monica
Capiendo Wincel Sagana
Cole McKenna
De Guzman Kevin Lorenzo Erodias
Cheung Wing See
Sharma Rohit
Evangeline Oster
Paul Doogood
Lakshmi Ganapathy
Jayde Hopkins
William Foley