The Winter’s Tale, playing at the Royal Opera House

The Winter’s Tale

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Christopher Wheeldon’s three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation is a triumph for The Royal Ballet. Read More >

Christopher Wheeldon’s three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation is a triumph for The Royal Ballet.

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes, and orders her immediate outcasting. Upon discovering her innocence, however, he becomes inconsolable with guilt and grief for his wife and son, and desperately seeks atonement.

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. On its premiere it was acclaimed by critics and audiences as an intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance.

With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/04/2016

Closing Night: 10/06/2016

Running time: 2hr30

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Variable; see show page

Creative

Producer - National Ballet of Canada & Royal Opera House

Designer - Bob Crowley

Choreographer - Christopher Wheeldon

Conductor - David Briskin & Tom Seligman

Lighting Designer - Natasha Katz

Music By - Joby Talbot

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD