Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Sadler's Wells · 04 DEC - 27 JAN

Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century.


Retaining the iconic elements of the original, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.

Thrilling, audacious and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, shattering convention and taking the dance world by storm.

Collecting over 30 international accolades including an Olivier and three Tony Awards, Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

Critic reviews

Royal Ballet principal Matthew Ball stars in a superb revival of Matthew Bourne’s masterpiece

The Stage

All-male reinvention of the world’s favourite ballet is still a marvel

The Independent

Hissing, jabbing, stomping and swarming across the stage, they are thuggish, threatening, tribal – and totally mesmerising

Time Out

It simply must be seen to be believed. Performance art perfection

West End Wilma

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 4 Dec - Sun 27 Jan, 2pm, 2.30pm, 7pm & 7.30pm


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