Final Weeks to See Matthew Bourne’s All Male Swan Lake in London
legendary all-male Swan Lake is back in London – but only until January 24, and this production, at Sadler’s Wells, has been garnering reviews to equal – or better, those it received at its premiere there in 1995.
The longest running ballet in the history of the West End or Broadway, Bourne’s Swan Lake is based loosely on the romantic Russian original, including its Tchaikovsky music and plot outline, but with stylistic inspiration from Hitchcock’s The Birds, and most startlingly of all, with the traditional female corps de ballet replaced with a menacing male ensemble. At its Broadway premiere, Time Out New York called it “a miracle”.
Touring companies have played to sold-out houses throughout the world, but now it’s back where it all began, and with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston.
Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE has collected over thirty international theatre awards including three Tonys for the Broadway production and has been widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as a landmark production on the international stage.
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