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The Winter’s Tale

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The Winter’s Tale


Written by - William Shakespeare

Director - Emma Gersch

Composer and Co-Music Director - Paul Barker

Music Director - Julian Kelly

Choreographer - Kitty Randle

Vocal Tutor - Maria Huesca

Set & Costume Designer - Kate Unwin

Sound Designer - Andy Green for Gareth Owen Sound Ltd

Lighting Designer - Sam Smith

Costume Supervisor - Hannah McMahon-Major

Stage Manager - Andy Shewan

Deputy Stage Manager - Bethany Roberts

Featuring, as Leontes - Adebayo Bolaji (MA Music Theatre, Class of 2008)

Venue - Embassy Theatre at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Performed by - MA Music Theatre students


In this collaboration with the company Moving Stories, MA Music Theatre presents one of Shakespeare’s best-loved stories of jealousy, love and forgiveness. The large, multi-talented cast is framed by a unique onstage band, an especially composed score, colourful design and inventive staging.

"If this be magic, let it be an art” (Leontes, 5,3)

Guest Artist

Leontes, King of Sicilia - Adebayo Bolaji (MA Music Theatre, Class of 2008)


Hermoine - Lenore Scott

Polixenes, King of Bohemia - Sasha Ghoshal

Camillo - Richard Lounds

Mamillius - Viquichele Victoria, Hannah Edgar, Charlie Hamilton

First Lady - Liisa Raitio

Second Lady - Kelly Smith

Antigonus - Jake James

Shepherdess - Lucy-Ellen Parker

Clown (her son) - Colin Middleton 

Time - Isa Lindgren

Noble Lady - Michal Horowicz

Mopsa - Michal Horowicz*, Viquichele Victoria**

Dorcas - Jessica Tripp*, Charlie Hamilton**

Autolycus - Caitlin McNerney*, Charlie Burt**

Emilia - Michal Horowicz

Paulina - Emilia Parker*, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe**

Perdita - Hannah Edgar*, Kelly Smith**

Gaoler - Rich Go-2*, Kyle Stewart**

Mariner - Kyle Stewart*, Rich Go-2**

Florizel - Alasdair Melrose*, Daniel Julian**

All other roles will be played by the ensemble.

* 17 May, 2.00pm / 18 May, 7.00pm / 19 May, 2.00pm

** 17 May, 7.00pm / 18 May, 2.00pm / 19 May, 7.00pm 

Production Team

Sound #1 - Curtis Chadwick

Sound #2 - Oscar Thompson

Sound #3 - Bethany Taylor

Assistant Director - Jennifer Scott-Malden (MA Actor Training and Coaching)

Puppetry Mentor - Jenny Dee (BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Puppetry: Design and Performance)

Mamillius Puppet - Mamillius puppet appears courtesy of Little Angel Theatre, puppet originally made by Simon Auton for The Peach Child


Double Bass and Electric Bass - Douglas Grannell

Harp - Carys Hughes

Sitar - Jonathan Mayer


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Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183
Email: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk

About The Show

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes plus interval. 

Venue Location

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Eton Avenue
Swiss CottageLondon NW3 3HY

Event price

£10 / £5 concessions / Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

17 May 2016 - 2:00pm

17 May 2016 - 7:00pm

18 May 2016 - 2:00pm

18 May 2016 - 7:00pm

19 May 2016 - 2:00pm

19 May 2016 - 7:00pm

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