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Cast changes: The Winter's Tale on 13, 16, 24 and 28 February and 20 March 2018

Cast changes for the roles of Leontes, Florizel and Paulina have been announced.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

6 February 2018 at 2.49pm | 8 Comments

Due to injury, it has become necessary to make the following cast changes for performances of The Royal Ballet's The Winter's Tale on 13, 16, 24 and 28 February and 20 March 2018:

On 13, 24 (matinee) and 28 February, Edward Watson will be replaced by Ryoichi Hirano as Leontes while Steven McRae will be replaced by Vadim Muntagirov as Florizel.

On 16 February and 20 March, Christina Arestis will be replaced by Laura Morera as Paulina.

The rest of the cast remains the same.

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By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

6 February 2018 at 2.49pm

This article has been categorised Ballet and tagged by Christopher Wheeldon, cast change, Production, The Winter's Tale

This article has 8 comments

  1. Marilyn Sitaker responded on 8 February 2018 at 4:02am Reply

    OMG, so sorry to hear that both Watson and McRae are injured. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for both of these talented dancers.

  2. penelope simpson responded on 9 February 2018 at 12:02am Reply

    One word: gutted.

  3. Vandra Roots responded on 11 February 2018 at 8:28pm Reply

    Get well soon. Going to Covent Garden on Tuesday and sorry we will not see you.

  4. Elizabeth Smith responded on 12 February 2018 at 10:14am Reply

    Devastated to not be seeing Steven McRae tomorrow. Wishing all the injured dancers a speedy recovery and much luck to those replacing them.

  5. Stevie responded on 26 February 2018 at 12:04pm Reply

    When it gets to these levels of competence, it makes little difference to me because they are all so good. I take the positive that it gives opportunity and experience to other performers. Of course I would rather the reasons be casting for development and not injury. It is good to see companies spreading the leading roles around and have noted the Bolshoi giving lead role opportunities to aspiring artists in the upcoming streaming of 'Flames of Paris'. This is the way a company secures its future.

  6. Alan Hinkley responded on 27 February 2018 at 7:17pm Reply

    It’s 27 February and have just seen these cast changes. Have tickets for the ROH on 21 March but have also bought cinema tickets for tomorrow to see Edward Watson (and of course Steven McRae). Will wait as patiently as I can to see Edward again. Still wonderful to see The Winter’s Tale twice. Know it well as we have it from the hand of Shakespeare. Look forward to seeing the ‘Exit, pursued by a bear!’

  7. Elena responded on 28 February 2018 at 8:04am Reply

    All the way from italy to fulfil my dream: see Steve mcrae dancing. Wish the best recovery to both of them.

  8. Julie Cooper responded on 26 March 2018 at 4:12am Reply

    What type of injury has Steven sustained? Will be thinking of him while he recovers and hope it's not too serious. Best wishes.

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