It wrenched his profile out the iconoclastic niche of his earlier works into a glittering limelight, where it continues to attract diverse and enthusiastic new audiences.
Bourne stuck to the original plot of Swan Lake … sort of. A melancholy Prince, alienated from his emotionally-stunted and frankly vulgar palace life, takes himself to a lake where he is prevented from committing suicide by a powerful and irresistible swan.
The Prince promptly falls in love; but the swan who turns up for his palace party is the dark counterpart of this bewitched and bewitching creature, and the ball portends the Prince’s final downfall.
In the 20+ years since its premiere Bourne’s Swan Lake has toured the world incessantly, in the process collecting over 30 international awards, including one Olivier in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway.
In many ways, it’s the complete stage work, blending Bourne’s audacious concept and effective choreography with Les Brotherston’s magnificent set and costumes, Paul Constable’s lighting and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s much loved score.
Despite its long run, it’s bound to sell out… so early booking is advised
Age Guidance: Children under 5 will not be admitted
|What||Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
04 Dec 18 – 27 Jan 19, 19:30 Sat mat 14:30, Sun mat 14:00 Dur.: 2 hours including one interval
|Price||£12-£72 (family pkgs available)|
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|