Arion Productions Ltd have announced that this November they will produce the professional world premiere of A Winter's Tale, a brand new British musical at the Landor Theatre, Clapham North.
A Winter's Tale is inspired by The Winter's Tale, although not a direct adaptation of one of Shakespeare's last and most experimental plays, it explores two very different lands that one day must conquer their differences through the universal themes of love, understanding and truth.
This world premiere features a powerful and evocative new score and lyrics from Howard Goodall (Love Story, Girlfriends, The Hired Man), with a clever, deeply touching and often humorous book by Nick Stimson (NHS The Musical, Who Ate All The Pies, Korczak) developed and directed by award-winning director Andrew Keates (director of the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed production of The Hired Man last year and Passing By, The Thing About Men, Bent, Just So).
The show will tell this epic story in the intimate environment of the Landor Theatre, where for the past few years this small theatre has garnered a reputation for undertaking these challenges better than any other. Anyone will understand this chilly tale who has ever been jealous, fallen in love or simply wanted to undo a mistake. For the first time ever the story of The Winter's Tale will be told simply through musical theatre for a modern audience. Inspired by Britain's greatest writer and coupled with one of our greatest composers; It is almost certainly set to be the most eagerly anticipated piece of new British musical theatre in London this year.
The production team features distinguished creatives such as George Dyer as musical supervisor (Merrily We Roll Along, Annie, Ragtime), musical staging by Cressida Carré (The Hired Man, Burlesque, Spring Awakening), Martin Thomas as designer (Curtains, Ragtime, Guys & Dolls), multi award winning lighting designer Howard Hudson (Mack & Mabel, Parade, The Hired Man), Sarah Weltman as sound designer (The Hired Man, The Damnation of Faust, Idemoneo), and costume designer Philippa Batt (Passing By, Soho Cinders). Further cast and production team members will be announced shortly.
A Winter's Tale plays for only four weeks in London's Landor Theatre. Tickets are extremely limited for this short run. Pre-booking is strongly advised through the Landor Theatre's website. Special student tickets, concessions and group bookings are available.
Cast to be announced.
Directed by Andrew Keates
Musical Director & Supervisor: George Dyer
Musical Staging: Cressida Carré
Designer: Martin Thomas
Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson
Sound Designer: Sarah Weltman
Costume Designer: Philippa Batt
Produced by: Arion Productions Ltd
A Winter's Tale
Wednesday 7th November - Saturday 1st December 2012
Wednesday 7th - Sun 11th November 2012 (Preview Performances)
Monday 12th November 2012 @ 7.30pm (Press Night)
Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday (Evening Performances 7.30pm)
Friday (Evening Performances 7pm)
Saturday & Sunday (Matinees 3pm)
Tickets £18 (Concessions £15). £10 Student Tickets (Please note, that student tickets are only available vis telephone bookings or at the box office in person, provided that a valid student card is presented with photo ID. Only 1 x ticket per student. Group bookings are available for educational institutions. Telephone the Landor Theatre for further information on 020 7737 7276.
The Landor Theatre is located at 70 Landor Road, Clapham North, SW9 9PH. Box Office: 020 7737 7276. Online Bookings: www.landortheatre.com. Nearest Tube: Clapham North (two minutes away from the theatre). Further information available at www.arion-productions.com.