‘Game of Thrones’ Star Tara Fitzgerald Dons Shakespearean Crown

Tara Fitzpatrick looking queenly. (AP)

Game of Thrones star Tara Fitzgerald will play Hermione in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s production of The Winter’s Tale, reports Broadway.com

In Game of Thrones Fitzgerald plays Selyse Baratheon the wife of Lord Stannis Baratheon. She became his queen after Stannis claimed the Iron Throne. Hermione in The Winter’s Tale is a queen too. Being typecast as a royal isn’t so bad, it could be worse.  

Royal Shakespeare Company poster for The Winter’s Tale. (RSC)

The Royal Shakespeare Company describes the story as:

King Leontes has everything a man could want: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But he is not at peace. Inside he harbours a bitter jealousy that drives him to destroy all he holds dear.

Many years later in a distant country a journey begins that may ultimately heal his pain and reunite his family in Shakespeare’s uplifting tale of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Hermione is the wife of King Leontes and doting mother. She is accused of cheating on the king and thrown into prison, which we’re told she is dead. Or, is she?

We don’t want to spoil it for you … possibly you can check out the performance yourself if you’re going to  be in the UK. The production will run in Stratford-upon-Avon from January 24, 2013 through February 23 before touring the UK in March and April. The play officially opens on January 30.

You can check dates and purchase tickets here: Buy Tickets

Lucy Bailey directs following her acclaimed 2012 RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew.

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