• A Winter's Tale - Youth Music Theatre UK 2018

A Winter's Tale 2018

Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, 2 September 2018 - 3:00pm

Creative team:

Music and lyrics: Howard Goodall

Book: Nick Stimson

Director: Bronagh Lagan

Choreographer: Phyllida Crowley-Smith

Musical Director: Greg Arrowsmith 

Inspired by William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. 


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.

Composed by Howard Goodall one of Britain's most distinguished and versatile composers and featuring some of the UK’s most talented up-and-coming performers from YMT.

Q&A with acclaimed composer Howard Goodall and the team behind A Winter’s Tale
Join us for a very special Q&A session with award winning composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall CBE. Hear about the process behind the production with Director Bronagh Lagan and the Cast. Come and meet creatives and cast behind the making of A Winter’s Tale on Saturday 1 September, directly after the show, Rose Theatre Kingston.

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Performance dates and times

Thursday, 30 August 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 1 September 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, 2 September 2018 - 3:00pm


By car

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).

By bus

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.

By train

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)

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