VenueSadler's Wells Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From13th December 2006
Opened14th December 2006
To21st January 2007
PricesFrom £13.00. To £48.00.
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Swan Lake

Swan LakeT2144479515
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:T2144479515, dance or ballet:S962, venue:V224
Current production:Work

Matthew Bourne

Runs 2 hrs 20 mins (including one 20 min interval)


Producer Back Row Productions
Producer Sadler's Wells (in association with New Adventures)
Choreographer Matthew Bourne
Director Matthew Bourne
Design Lez Brotherston
Lighting Rick Fisher
Music Rowland Lee (orchestration)
Performer Alan Vincent (The Swan/Stranger)
Performer Thomas Whitehead (The Swan/Stranger)
Performer Simon Williams (The Prince)
Performer Matthew Hart (The Prince)
Performer Saranne Curtin (The Queen)
Performer Nina Goldman (The Queen)

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