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Matthew Bourne’s multi-award winning production of Swan Lake is back in the area and can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from March 11-15.

One of the most popular dance productions ever staged, the New Adventures touring show is a real favourite with ballet lovers of all ages.

Returning to the iconic role of The Swan are two powerful leading men, Jonathan Ollivier and Chris Trenfield who have both made the role of The Swan their own.

Matthew Bourne said: “The New Adventures Sleeping Beauty tour of the USA this autumn has meant that we have been able to offer a substantial number of new contracts for our latest revival of Swan Lake.

“The quality of this Swan Lake company is testament to how far New Adventures and our Swan Lake has come in the eighteen years since its first performance, and the Box Office records already being broken on our upcoming UK tour is proof, if proof were needed, of the British public’s continuing fascination for this much-loved production.”

Premiering at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times, all set to Tchaikovsky’s sparkling score.

Now firmly crowned as a modern-day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble.

Collecting over 30 international theatre awards including three Tony Awards, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement.

Ticket details are available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555.