Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotional - Matthew Bourne’s menacing male ensemble shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.
Matthew Bourne is not just a choreographer of dance, but an engineer of theatrical experiences that move and excite – his Swan Lake has earned its place as one of the seminal dance works of the past century. In this reimagining, our protagonist is a Prince suffocated by modern life at court. He tolerates his emotionally distant mother and unsuitably trashy girlfriend whilst being chauffeured from meaningless function to function, leaving him broken and withdrawn - until he stumbles across a flock of majestic swans.
Collecting over thirty international theatre awards including an Olivier in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince, Nicole Kabera as The Queen and Katrina Lyndon as the very funny, gauche, puffball-skirted and repeatedly rejected girlfriend.
This is a screening of the legendary New Adventures production, filmed in January 2019 during a triumphant sold out season at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.