A Winter's Tale Reborn

Mon 30 Jul


A bold and brilliant interpretation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare come to Rose Theatre Kingston for summer. Youth Theatre Music UK presents A Winter's Tale Thu 30 Aug - Sun 2 Sep. 

Two worlds collide into one happy resolution. Paranoia and power unfolds into a parable for the redemptive gift of youth, and a celebration of young people and the potential they have to make the world a better place.

A Winter’s Tale, is a brand new musical fusing the essence of the Shakespearean classic with the genius of writer Nick Stimson, and award-winning composer Howard Goodall CBE.

Speaking ahead of the production, Ivor Novello, Emmy, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of the show, Howard Goodall CBE says: "I'm absolutely thrilled that YMT UK are bringing A Winter's Tale to Rose Theatre Kingston (my local theatre)!”

From Red Dwarf, Mr. Bean, and The Vicar of Dibley, to Bend It Like Beckham the Musical and his oratorio at Westminster Abbey, Howard Goodall’s versatile composition talent enlivens and canonizes any project he works on; A Winter’s Tale is sure to be no exception.

At its heart, A Winter’s Tale is a tender presentation of the redemptive power “young people have to change the world” says director, Bronagh Lagan. The show takes the spirit of Shakespeare’s original play by the horns and brings to it new energy, new music and new writing. Featuring the future stars of the Musical Theatre world (following in the alumni paths of Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran), the cast of A Winter’s Tale are part of the nationally acclaimed YMT.

A Winter's Tale runs at the Rose Thu 30 Aug - Sun 2 Sep. For more information click here


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