Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

"See it! Or live to regret it."
The Independent

"A one of a kind Broadway phenomenon."
New York Times

"As bold and as beautiful as ever."

Daily Telegraph

9 - 12 Oct 2014
Thu - Sat, 8pm | Sat & Sun, 2pm
Esplanade Theatre

The Guardian

"Bourne's version has an engrossing fresh narrative all of its own."
Daily Telegraph

A New Adventures production in association with Broadway Entertainment Group

Thrilling and audacious, Matthew Bourne's legendary interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake transforms one of ballet's best-loved stories into a stylish contemporary tale, complete with extravagant award-winning costume designs by Lez Brotherston.

Best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour, character comedy and mime to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

Since its London premiere at Sadler's Wells Theatre in 1995, Bourne's version of Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage, dazzling audiences in the West End and Broadway, and collecting over 30 international theatre awards, including three Tony awards.

This October, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake comes to Singapore for the very first time on the opening weekend of the Esplanade's da:ns festival. Book your tickets today to see this original production, now unquestionably established as one of theatre's great events.

(2hrs 20mins, including a 20min intermission)
Advisory: This production contains mature themes and brief nudity.

About Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK's most popular and successful choreographer and director. Creator of the world's longest running ballet production, Swan Lake, he is a six-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to win Tony awards for Best Choreography and Best Director of a Musical.

Beyond critical awards, his success is also marked by his ability to win over audiences around the world, from dance newbies to aficionados. At the heart of his creations is the desire to connect with the human condition by telling powerful stories of transformation or tragedy through dance. With influences from theatre, film and popular culture, and always with a good dose of humour, Bourne has put his modern touch on beloved stories such as Cinderella, Dorian Gray, Lord of the Flies and Edward Scissorhands, to name a few. His dance theatre company New Adventures is one of UK's most successful and internationally sought after.

An extension of his unparalleled artistic vision, Bourne has also created choreography for major revivals of classic musicals including Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver! and My Fair Lady (Olivier Award 2002), as well as the National Theatre's South Pacific. He has collaborated with leading directors such as Trevor Nunn, Richard Eyre and Sam Mendes, amongst others, and has created dances and roles for a wide range of performers including Jonathan Pryce, Lynn Seymour, Rowan Atkinson and Michael Sheen.

Find out more about Matthew Bourne

Read more on Matthew Bourne and Swan Lake here:
Official site -
Step-by-step guide to dance: Matthew Bourne

Celebrity Speak about Matthew Bourne

"I will never miss a production under your charge"
Jack Nicholson

"You have made me fall in love with Swan Lake all over again"
Mikhail Baryshnikov

"You represent the past, present and future of dance"
Shirley MacLaine

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