​The Dark Crystal: Odyssey

The Dark Crystal: Odyssey

Company Wayne McGregor

Direction and Choreography
Wayne McGregor

Joel Cadbury

Puppet Design
Brian and Wendy Froud

Puppets and Props creation
The Jim Henson Company


Lighting Design
Lucy Carter

Costume Design
Philip Delamore

Uzma Hameed

Make-up Artist
Alex Box

Premiere date and venue
April 2022, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, UK

The Royal Opera House presents The Dark Crystal: Odyssey, a new dance work for family audiences, directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor in association with The Jim Henson Company.

Based on Jim Henson’s iconic 1982 movie and featuring the startling performers of Company Wayne McGregor, this magical coming-of-age story brings together a team of world-class collaborators including artists Brian and Wendy Froud, composer Joel Cadbury, digital designers kontrastmoment, lighting designer Lucy Carter, dramaturg Uzma Hameed, costume designer Philip Delamore, face-and body-artist Alex Box, and puppets and props from The Jim Henson Company.

"Of all the amazing films I saw in my childhood - The Dark Crystal - remains my EPIC go to. And now, to bring this fantastical adventure to the stage, not only with an incredible creative team but with pioneering artists Brian and Wendy Froud - the original film collaborators of the great Jim Henson - thunderstruck." - Wayne McGregor

Co-produced by Studio Wayne McGregor and The Royal Ballet in association with The Jim Henson Company.

Image: The Dark Crystal (1982) poster, artwork by Richard Amsel. Courtesy of The Jim Henson Company.