Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AT THE end of November, Matthew Bourne's 'breathtaking and sexy'
production of Swan Lake returns to Sadler's Wells
where it premiered almost ten years ago, in 1995.
That production became the longest running ballet, not only in
the West End but also on Broadway.
As its 10th birthday approaches, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake makes
a triumphant return to Sadler's Wells where it all began.
In 1995 Matthew Bourne's breathtaking and sexy version of Swan
Lake had its world premiere at Sadler's Wells. The production
went on to become the longest running ballet in London's West
End and on Broadway. It has toured the UK and Europe to huge acclaim
and dazzled audiences from as far afield as Japan and Los Angeles.
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake has collected over 30 international
theatre awards including three Tonys for the Broadway production.
It has been acclaimed as a landmark production on the international
As the director and choreographer for Swan Lake Matthew Bourne
is the only British director to have won the Tony Award for Best
Director and Best Choreographer of a musical in the same year
Opening night: 30 November 2004
Closing: 16 January 2005
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It also enjoyed successful tours
in the UK and Europe and delighted audiences in countries as culturally
diverse as America and Japan.
As well as being hailed a milestone in its particular field,
it collected an impressive number of international theatre awards,
including three Tonys for its Broadway production.
One for Best Director, plus a second for Best Choreographer gave
Bourne the distinction of being the only British director to have
won both in the same year, 1999.
The new production of Swan Lake will run from November 30, 2004
until January 16, 2005.
The times of the show have yet to be announced, but prices will
range from £8 to £45.