Sunday, 3 January 2010

I went to Sadler's Wells to see Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake for the fourth time this weekend and it was once again a brilliant experience which everyone who loves the arts should try to get to see...

The choreography was tighter, the male swans were stronger and everything was accompanied by Tchaikovsky's brilliant score wonderfully performed at Sadler's Wells by an excellent orchestra. The new cast was also good; Charlotte Broom gave a chilly performance as the Queen, Dominic North was the disturbed and disturbing Prince and Jonathan Ollivier gave a wonderful performance as the Swan with his responsiveness to the music and his classical training.
The production is at Sadler's Wells until 24 January and then tours at the Milton Keynes Theatre, the Birmingham Hippodrome, the Liverpool Empire and the Lowry in Manchester. Catch it if you can or miss out on one of the experiences of a lifetime.

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