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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 – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music: Tchaikovsky Director and Choeographer: Matthew Bourne Set and Costume Designer: Lez Brotherston Reviewer: Maggie Constable What more can one say about Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures Company that has not already been said?! A rhetorical question really since his productions, and in particular his Swan Lake, are responsible for selling both classical ballet and contemporary dance to UK ...

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The Moscow City Ballet, Swan Lake – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Music: Tchaikovsky Artistic Director: Ludmila Nerubashenko Reviewer: Rosella Barnes The Moscow City Ballet truly excel themselves with this stunning performance of Swan Lake. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, now under the dedicated eye of Ludmila Nerubashenko, Moscow City Ballet’s distinctive style of Russian classical ballet can’t help but please everyone in the audience. With the unmistakable score by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake ...

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Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet – Little Angel Theatre, London

Writer: Anna Kemp Adaptor: David Duffy &Andrea Sadler Reviewer: Vicki Taylor [Rating:4] Dogs Don’t Do Ballet is the delightful story of little Anna and her pirouetting dog, Biff, brought to life through puppetry. Even though the pair loves to dance, Biff is never allowed to join in with Anna’s ballet classes because, as we are reminded throughout, ‘dogs don’t do ...

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Sleeping Beauty: The Russian National Ballet – Theatre Royal Brighton

Music: Tchaikovsky Reviewer: Steve Turner Founded in the late 1980’s the Russian National Ballet is dedicated to upholding the great tradition of ballet from Russia and is currently touring three of the most famous works scored by Tchaikovsky. The audience is privileged to witness a quite wonderful performance of the Sleeping Beauty. While not having a score that is quite ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Director and choreography: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:5] Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is 18 years-old but in this production looks as fresh as ever. The radical idea of the male swans is no longer so radical or shocking: time, a changing society and Billy Elliot has taken care of that. But the idea is still ...

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Swan Lake – Harrogate Theatre

Composer: Piotr Ilyich Tchiakovsky Choreograper: Marius Petipa &Lev Ivanov Reviewer: Sue Collier [Rating: 3] This story is perhaps the most well-known and popular of all classical ballets. Odette (The Queen of the Swans) is a beautiful Princess, who has been transformed into a swan by Von Rothbart, an evil sorcerer, who is assisted by his daughter Odile (The Black Swan). ...

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