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Matthew Bourne / New Adventures – Swan Lake – Edinburgh

Almost 20 years since it first premiered, Matthew Bourne’s sharp, satirical and exquisitely beautiful Swan Lake feels as up to the minute as if it were choreographed last week.

The Winter's Tale: Edward Watson and Lauren Cuthbertson introduce the Royal Ballet's magical staging audio slideshow

The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's problem plays but the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has turned it into a triumphant ballet.

Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson: Nothing is insurmountable

When Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson takes the stage tonight in the company’s new full-length Shakespeare adaptation, The Winter’s Tale, it will mark the latest triumph in a remarkable career.

Summer Sessions - The Roundhouse

Every day this summer, we’ll be playing host to an incredible series of live music, comedy, dance, spoken word, live cinema and more. An eclectic line-up of shows will be presented in a special intimate, table-seated setting. Highlights include a liv

Birmingham Royal Ballet review small is beautiful in a foxy triple bill

Choreographers Kit Holder and Alexander Whitley made their mark in this intimate space at the International Dance festival, Birmingham.

Ballet review: The Winter’s Tale (Royal Opera House)

Wow! This is a new piece and it is absolutely marvellous!

Royal Ballet – The Winter’s Tale – London

Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary is an ideal pretext for a new ballet based on one of his plays – and why not The Winter’s Tale?

A spring hit for Royal Ballet's The Winter's Tale

It was there – but not in the furry form I anticipated.

The Winter's Tale, Royal Ballet

A brand new, beautiful Shakespeare ballet to open the spring season.


A few Shakespeare plays have been a rich source of inspiration for choreographers but, until now, The Winter’s Tale has remained untouched by ballet.