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The Winter's Tale Digital Programme

A digital programme containing specially selected films, articles and exclusives to bring you closer to the production.


    Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


    Welcome to your Digital Guide, from Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet

    Composer Joby Talbot on how he wrote the score

    Watch: Lauren Cuthbertson, Royal Ballet Principal, on her role in The Winter's Tale (exclusive film)

    Royal Ballet Principal, Lauren Cuthbertson on working with Christopher Wheeldon to create the role of Hermione and performing in The Royal Ballet's newest production.


    Christopher Wheeldon: Artistic Associate, The Royal Ballet

    The Story

    A full synopsis of this production

    The Music of The Winter's Tale

    Listen to music from composer Joby Talbot’s score

    Sit by us, and tell's a tale

    Madness, jealousy, abandonment, death, deception and disguise - the unusual domestic drama that is Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale


    Production team, Conductor and Principal dancers for this Season's performances


    Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Ballet staff

    Poetry into Motion

    What you do Still betters what is done… When you do dance, I wish you A wave o’ th’ sea, that you might ever do Nothing but that; move still, still so… (Florizel: The Winter’s Tale, Act IV scene 4) Zoe Anderson explores the continuing appeal to choreographers of Shakespeare's timeless stories

    Full Live Cinema cast 28 April 2014

    As with all live performances there can be last minute changes to the previously announced cast. Here is the cast that performed in the Live Cinema broadcast on Monday 28 April 2014