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
The Winter's Tale - Royal Opera House Tickets
A co-production with The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada. Christopher Wheeldon’s three-act ballet adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, loss and reconciliation with music by Joby Talbot is a triumph for The Royal Ballet.
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 statue of Hermione appears to come miraculously 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.