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English National Ballet - Swan Lake

October 5 - 8, 2022

A glorious Swan Lake packed with dynamic storytelling and sublime dancing.

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Why See English National Ballet - Swan Lake?

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The magic returns

Stepping back out onto the road, The English National Ballet are back with the captivating classic that is Swan Lake. With iconic choreography, glittering sets, dazzling costumes, and Tchaikovsky's instantly recognisable dramatic score, it has risen to the top of the canon and is consistently held up as the Western world's favourite ballet since its debut in 1877. Choreography for this version comes from Derek Deane, after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

What is the story?

Dashing Prince Siegfried is urged by his mother to marry soon, telling him he must make his choice at the upcoming royal ball. In defiance, the young man heads out to the forest to hunt where he witnesses an event that will change his life forever - the transformation of a simple swan into a beautiful woman - Odette, who is under a spell of a wicked sorcerer. The only way to break this spell is for one who has never loved before to love her. However, the sorcerer has his own designs on the Kingdom, and plots to get it with a secret weapon that looks remarkably like the innocent Odette...

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Opening night: 5 October 2022

Run time

2 hours 50 minutes including two intervals


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

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