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Royal Ballet

The Winter’s Tale


Shakespeare’s profound story of love and loss, artfully adapted into a contemporary three-act narrative ballet by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon, celebrates its tenth anniversary.

King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers.

A co-production between The Royal Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here.

Cast and Creatives

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Scenario: Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot
Music: Joby Talbot
Designer: Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer: Natasha Katz
Projection Designer: Daniel Brodie
Silk Effects Designer: Basil Twist

To be confirmed.

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Koen Kessels


Wed. 22 May, 2024


19:15 - 22:45