British Council Ukraine

In March 2015, the British Council offered Ukrainian theatres an opportunity to produce a new – to Ukraine – production of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, in co-operation with a UK stage designer who will be selected from the finalists of the 2015 Linbury Prize.

An open call submission competition was held in Ukraine to find a theatre company to stage this new production and in May 2015, a panel of Ukrainian experts reviewed the entries and selected the Lviv based Les Kurbas Theatre as the winner.

Les Kurbas Theatre representatives will travel to London in July 2015, to present their idea to the shortlisted Linbury Prize candidates and identify one designer whose style matches the Ukrainian director’s vision for the production.

The final production of A Winter’s Tale was due to premiere in Ukraine on 23 April 2016.