VenueFestival Theatre
From17th March 2009
To19th March 2009
When19:30. Thu Mat 14:30
PricesFrom £10.50. To £16.00.
What is currently on at Festival Theatre (V600)
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Swan Lake

One of ballet's most famous works with some of its best known music. It is Siegfried's birthday and his mother gives him a crossbow and an ultimatum to get married! After the party and finding himself alone he goes hunting. The evil magician Rothbart (half man half bird) keeps beautiful women as swans on the lake - but by night they resume human form. Siegfried is bewitched by Odette, a Princess and one of the Swans. She explains their plight to Siegfried and says the spell can only be broken by someone who'll love her truly for ever. He swears to do so but Odette returns to being a swan as Rothbart's powers are so strong. Siegfried returns to the palace and his mother presents him with a string of women from whom to chose his bride - Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile disguised as Odette and Siegfried agrees to marry her - only then realising his mistake as Odile reviles him for breaking his vow to Odette. Siegfried returns to the lake and begs Odette to forgive him - then fights Rothbart whom he kills - and the swans are released from the spell.
Music Tchaikovsky

Archive :: production:T792517712, dance or ballet:S962, venue:V600
Current production:Work

Production details

National Tour Partner - Leeds Metropolitan University. NBT’s romantic adaptation of Swan Lake is a moving story of betrayal and all-encompassing love. Set in New England in the early twentieth century a young man finds himself struggling to cope as his relationships with his closest friends begin to change. Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking music played live by the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra completes this innovative take on a traditional work.


Company Northern Ballet Theatre
Choreographer David Nixon
Musical Director John Pryce-Jones
Design David Nixon
Costume David Nixon
Lighting Peter Mumford
Design Dave Gillan (set designs realised)

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