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Winter Tales - Royal Ballet
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Winter Tales - Royal Ballet

Broadcast from Royal Opera House Cinema

Christopher Wheeldon created this adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance in 2014. Set to Joby Talbot’s eclectic score, The Winter’s Tale was created for The Royal Ballet, revived in 2016 and performed in Brisbane as part of the annual international tour in 2017. Nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, the production won the 2014 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Classical Choreography. The performance received ecstatic praise by critics and audiences for its powerful story, told through exquisite dance.

Wheeldon’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play features British Principals Lauren Cuthbertson and Ryoichi Hirano dancing the parts of Hermione and King Leontes, with Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagiro returning to the roles of Perdita and Florizel. 

With designs by Bob Crowley, this production distils the essence of Shakespeare’s dramatic narrative, contrasting the stark, brooding atmosphere of King Leontes’ Sicilian court with the vivid colour and pastoral charm of Bohemia. 

Complete with colourful costumes and mesmerising stage effects, Wheeldon’s production is widely acclaimed as a modern classic, tracing an emotive journey of redemption and reconciliation as a compelling dance-drama. 

Media Sponsor: Phileleftheros, Philgood, Active 107,4

Running time 180’ including 2 intervals

Tickets: €15 / 10

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