Lights, camera, action: Dancing from stage to screen as Royal Opera House brings Royal Ballet LIVE: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ to cinemas all over the world – Monday 28th April 2014

Shakespeare in all the performing arts! NWCTC produced a traditional, classically costumed production of The Winter’s Tale last year. As one of the more complicated, and less frequently performed of Shakespeare’s romantic epics, we love seeing it pop up in new forms, being re-choreographed, newly thought out, and newly presented to audiences.

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Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in The Winter's Tale (ROH, Johan Persson, 2014) 2 Sarah Lamb as Perdita and Steven McRae as Florizel in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ (ROH, Johan Persson, 2014)

REVIEW: ‘The Winter’s Tale’, by the Royal Ballet, part of the Royal Opera House LIVE Season 2014/15 – Cineworld, Milton Keynes, Monday 28th April 2014

“When you do dance, I wish you

A wave o’ the sea, that you might

ever do

Nothing but that.”

– William Shakespeare (‘The Winter’s Tale’)

Ballet lovers joined viewers in 29 countries across the world last night at the city’s live screening of the Royal Ballet’s newest full-length work, ‘The Winter’s Tale’.

Cineworld Milton Keynes had very few empty seats as audience members immersed themselves in Christopher Wheeldon’s captivating ballet of Shakespeare’s ‘problem play’.

A tragicomedy about love and jealousy, ‘The Winter’s Tale’ depicts the psychological breakdown of Leontes, the King of Sicilia.

When his childhood friend Polixenes, the King of Bohemia, visits the kingdom of Sicilia, the two…

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