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Win tickets: The Winter’s Tale to be shown live at the Odeon in Weston

PUBLISHED: 20:00 16 February 2018

Dancers in The Winter's Tale. Picture: Johan Persson

Dancers in The Winter's Tale. Picture: Johan Persson

Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet will revive its modern show The Winter’s Tale, and it will be screened live at the Odeon in Weston.

Lauren Cuthbertson as Hermione in Act I of The Royal Ballet production of The Winter’s Tale, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, to music by Joby Talbot. Designs by Bob Crowley and lighting design by Natasha Katz. Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 9 April 2014. ARPDATA ;  THE WINTER’S TALE ;  Music by Joby Talbot ;  Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon ;  Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) ; Designs by Bob Crowley ; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz ; The Royal Ballet ;  At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ;  9 April 2014 ;  Credit: Johan Persson / Royal Opera House / ArenaPALLauren Cuthbertson as Hermione in Act I of The Royal Ballet production of The Winter’s Tale, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, to music by Joby Talbot. Designs by Bob Crowley and lighting design by Natasha Katz. Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 9 April 2014. ARPDATA ; THE WINTER’S TALE ; Music by Joby Talbot ; Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon ; Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) ; Designs by Bob Crowley ; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz ; The Royal Ballet ; At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 9 April 2014 ; Credit: Johan Persson / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

The ballet is based on William Shakespeare’s play, and received its premiere at the Royal Opera House in 2014.

It has since been staged in Toronto, New York and Brisbane and the production was nominated for an Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance.

The Winter’s Tale is told in three acts, and follows the unravelling of King Leontes, who suspects his wife Hermione of infidelity with his closest friend.

He is driven by obsessive jealousy, and King Leontes’ rage has heartbreaking consequences for all concerned.

The show was created by Christopher Wheeldon, artistic associate at the Royal Ballet, building on the success of his Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

It was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike when it opened in 2014, where Guardian reviewers described it as ‘one of most fully achieved story ballets to be created at the Royal in years’.

A new cast will perform in the revival, all making their London debuts, and it features powerful staging by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot.

The Winter’s Tale was published in Shakespeare’s First Folio in 1623.

It was originally grouped among the comedies, but modern editors regard it as being one of his late romances.

The Winter’s Tale will be screened at the Odeon, in Walliscote Road, on February 28 at 7.15pm.

The Mercury has teamed up with the Odeon to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to watch the screening.

The competition closes at February 23 at 10am.

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