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25 Apr 2014

BALLET DOES THE BARD 0  

Posted in Film, London Theatre, News & events

If William Shakespeare were still alive, this week would’ve been his 450th birthday.  Around the country there are many celebrations and performances of some of his famous and less famous plays to mark the occasion. For something a bit different however, we recommend seeing a Shakespeare play interpreted as a ballet – and if you’re going to see a ballet, who better than the Royal Ballet.

Royal Opera House Screening The May Fair

We caught up with Kevin O’Hare, the Director of The Royal Ballet, about their decision to produce this play as a ballet at The Royal Opera House and offer more people the chance to see it via the live screening program.

How do you choose your inspiration for productions?

“The Royal Ballet’s repertory is one of the largest and most varied of any major classical ballet company and while we continue to safeguard our great heritage works and refresh the classics we also add new works from the foremost choreographers of today.”

Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale Ballet

 Tell us about the Live Cinema Season 

“We are delighted to be able to open up our doors and through the means of cinema, internet and other digital channels, share our performances with a far greater audience all over the world.” 

Royal Ballet at The May Fair

Based on Shakespeare’s enduring tale of love, loss and reconciliation, The Winter’s Tale is created by one of the foremost choreographers in the world today, Christopher Wheeldon, also Artistic Associate at The Royal Ballet.  It is the first time that this Shakespearean play has inspired a ballet and follows Christopher Wheeldon’s hugely successful Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Royal Ballet A Winter's Tale

On Monday 28th April you can watch a live screening of The Royal Ballet’s performance of The Winter’s Tale, based on the Shakespearian play, from the comfort and style of The May Fair’s private cinema, The Screening Room.

Guests will be treated to a drinks reception, before gathering in the luxury private screening room for an exclusive in-person conversation between a member of the Harpers Bazaar editorial team and The Royal Ballet’s Laura Morera, Principal Dancer and Ricardo Cervera, First Soloist, about The Royal Ballet and The Winter’s Tale.

Guests will then watch the ballet, which has been given 5* across its reviews, screened live from the iconic Covent Garden stage.

Book tickets to the screening or Book a package including dinner and/or accommodation

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