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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Geoff Mills Matthew Bourne’s transgressive, homoerotic reinterpretation of Swan Lake has been winning over audiences for more than twenty years. This latest incarnation will continue the tradition. Dominic North's unhappy prince is reticent, faltering, a delicate boy struggling to contend with the stiff realities of royal life. His mother (Nicole Kabera) is ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Director and choreograher: Matthew Bourne Music: Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky Reviewer: Rhiannon Lawson Matthew Bourne made his name telling contemporary versions of the classics; his World War II take on Cinderella and a bold re-imagining of the ballet classic, Sleeping Beauty, cramming what is usually not much more than a show piece, with dynamic choreography and a clear narrative line and most ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Swan Lake is the ballet everyone has heard of, but not many people actually know the plot of. In a nutshell, a young prince, depressed at the lack of love in his life, stumbles upon a beautiful white swan, falls in love, and then is shocked when the swan turns ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Swan Lake is well known to be one of Tchaikovsky’s great musical pieces; arguably the most famous ballet of all time. In this unusual take on the classic, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake continues to cast a spell on audiences the world over 19 years from its debut ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Theatre Royal Plymouth

Director &Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Joseph Leigh [Rating:5]   Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is now in its 18th year and its reputation solidly precedes it. This can often be a double-edged sword, as the audience’s anticipation of the event can often fail to live up to the hype. Fortunately Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake does not fall ...

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