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The Dark Crystal: Odyssey

As a result of the repercussions of Covid and its ongoing international impact, Company Wayne McGregor have had to revise their plans for The Dark Crystal: Odyssey, which was due to receive its world premiere in the Linbury Theatre in Spring 2022. This exciting new production will now open in 2023.

The Dark Crystal: Odyssey. A thousand years ago this land was green and good. Until the crystal cracked…

Based on Jim Henson’s iconic 1982 movie and featuring the startling performers of Company Wayne McGregor, this is a magical coming-of-age story – the journey of a reluctant hero who must bring healing to his world.

A team of world-class collaborators, led by director and choreographer Wayne McGregor includes artists Brian and Wendy Froud, composer Joel Cadbury, digital designers kontrastmoment, lighting designer Lucy Carter, dramaturg Uzma Hameed, costume designer Philip Delamore, face- and body-artist Alex Box, and a puppet narrator from The Jim Henson Company. Together they create a breathtaking, timeless myth of courage and self-sacrifice for all generations.

Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor generously supported by

Tina Taylor

Generous philanthropic support from

The Linbury Trust

A co-production between

The Royal Ballet and Studio Wayne McGregor

In association with

The Jim Henson Company



Director and choreographerWayne McGregor

Creative consultantBrian Froud and Wendy Froud

MusicJoel Cadbury

LightingLucy Carter

DramaturgUzma Hameed

Digital designerskontrastmoment

CostumePhilip Delamore

Face and body designAlex Box

PuppetJim Henson's Creature Shop


There is lift access from the main foyer to the Linbury Theatre Foyer. The entrances to the Linbury Theatre are from the Upper Circle level, and customers must descend to their seating area via stairs or a lift. Lift access to seating in the Linbury Theatre is from auditorium right only (right-hand entrance and on your right-hand side as you face the stage). We recommend seating on the right-hand side of the auditorium for those who require level access or minimal stairs. The left-hand side of the auditorium can involve many stairs. There are six wheelchair spaces in the Linbury Theatre. Find out more about accessing the Linbury Theatre.

If you have concerns about how our Covid-19 safety measures may affect your access requirements, please contact BoxOffice.Access@roh.org.uk.



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