Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st Century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) have created an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tony Awards on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.
Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Norwich’s brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra. This new production joins the popular New Adventures repertoire which includes Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Red Shoes.
Escape to an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful re-imagining of Cinderella. A glorious summer’s day turns into tragedy. Devastated by the loss of her father, and excluded by her cruel stepmother and sisters, Cinderella finds solace on the frozen lake where she first sees her Prince Charming. As romance blossoms, a surprise encounter in a market place changes Cinderella’s destiny.
Famous for their sparkling adaptations of fairytale classics, Northern Ballet’s Cinderella is the most magical rags-to-riches story you will ever see.