• Joby Talbot
  • The Winter's Tale (2013)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • On-Stage 'Banda': Bansuri, Dulcimer, Accordion, Percussion 1: Krin, Dundun, Spark Shaker, Finger Cymbals, Ride Cymbal and Wind Machine (off-stage) Percussion 2: Surdo, Djembe, Large Riq, Caxixi, Ride Cymbal

Programme Note

The Winter’s Tale
Ballet in a Prologue and Three Acts

Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Staged by: Jacquelin Barrett and Anna Délicia Trévien from the Benesh Movement Notation score
Scenario: Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot
Music: Joby Talbot
Set & Costume Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting Design: Natasha Katz
Projection Design: Daniel Brodie
Silk Effects Design: Basil Twist

A co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet (UK).


Composer Joby Talbot discusses composing the music for Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale and the contrasts between the three acts.
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, composer Joby Talbot and Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson discuss the process of turning Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale into a ballet.
Talbot: The Winter's Tale trailer (The Royal Ballet)