A Winter's Tale 2018
A bold and brilliant interpretation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare. 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.
Unashamedly emotional the musical tone shifts from dark, brooding passions, to sunshine and redemption as we bathe in the warmth, humour and joy of a youthful summer of love.
Featuring some of the UK’s most talented young performers, this extraordinary musical is from Youth Music Theatre UK, who first produced the work to enormous acclaim in 2009.
Composed by Howard Goodall one of Britain's most distinguished and versatile composers whose work has won numerous awards, including a BAFTA and Classical Brit, and his TV and film scores, include Blackadder, Mr Bean, Red Dwarf, QI and Mr Bean. A distinguished broadcaster; England’s first ever National Ambassador for Singing and was Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence for 6 years.
Written by Nick Stimson - published poet, freelance playwright and theatre director. Stimson is an associate director of The Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Awards include Off West End Award (Offie) for Best New Musical of 2013 A Winter's Tale which was written with Howard Goodall; two major Barclays Awards, The Vivian Ellis Prize and the Medal of Culture of the Polish Congress.
Kingston town centre is largely pedestrianised. A one way system is in operation in Kingston and this can be extremely busy during peak traffic periods. Please leave yourself plenty of time when driving to the Rose Theatre. The nearest parking is the Rose Car Park which is open until midnight, the entrance to which is on East Lane (KT1 2NN). As the Rose is a new building and not yet recognised by older Satnav systems, those not wishing to park should using the following postcode: KT1 1LB (Kingston Police Station).
The following routes serve the town centre: K1, K2, K3, K4, 57, 65, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465. Please note travel information is subject to change. Please check with the service provider before you travel.
The easiest way to reach Rose Theatre Kingston is to get the train to Kingston station (30 mins from Waterloo). You can also get the fast train to Surbiton station, which is a 10 minute bus ride from the theatre, or a short taxi journey.
Mon – Fri Service: 12, 27, 42 & 57 mins past the hour from Waterloo (28 mins duration)
Saturday service: 12, 27, 42 & 57 mins past the hour from Waterloo (28 mins duration)
Sunday service: 18 & 48 mins past the hour from Waterloo (28 mins duration)