The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet Tickets

King Leontes, possessed by a mad jealousy, believes his pregnant wife Hermione to be having an affair with his childhood friend King Polixenes. His actions tear their families apart.

Hermione’s baby daughter is abandoned and Hermione and their son die of distress. The baby Perdita, rescued by a shepherd, grows up to fall in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes. The young couple is reunited with the remorseful Leontes and Hermione returns from the dead.

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. Building on the success of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet running time: 
3 hours
The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet Performance Dates & Times
Available from: 
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
Booking to: 
Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday1.30pm7.00pm
Sunday--

Royal Opera House

Address:
Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet Customer reviews

Our The Winter's Tale - Royal Ballet Review

There are certain evenings at the theatre that lodge in your long term memory and continue to play on your mind long after the curtain has fallen. Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Shakespeare's late problem play 'The Winter's Tale' is perhaps one of the finest ballets I have ever enjoyed, and is without a doubt the most arresting, inspiring and moving evening I've ever spent at the Royal... Read more

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