Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake will be screened in cinemas in the UK on Tuesday 21 May 2019.
I'm thrilled that this brand-new production of my Swan Lake will be in cinemas… It has become a modern classic much beloved by the British public and throughout the world. Its popularity has never been greater, and several generations of audiences have been inspired and moved by its universal story of love and acceptance.
Now 24 years after Swan Lake was first performed more people than ever before will be able to experience the dramatic power and mesmerising performances on the big screen.
New Adventures' production comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the most striking elements of the original staging, Bourne and his award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting) have created a stunning re-imagining which was first seen at Sadler's Wells, London, in January 2019, where it was filmed live for cinemas.
Will Bozier plays The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower is The Prince and Nicole Kabera is The Queen.
Bourne's production has collected over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway.
More2Screen, who is bring the ballet to cinemas, has acted as consultants, producers and worldwide distributors for over 150 ‘special event' productions to its network of more than 7,000 cinemas in 65+ international territories.
International screenings will begin on 1 April 2019.
For more information and to book cinema tickets visit swanlakecinema.com
The Swan/The Stranger – Will Bozier
The Prince – Liam Mower
The Queen – Nicole Kabera
The Girlfriend – Katrina Lyndon
The Private Secretary – Glenn Graham
Director & Choreographer – Matthew Bourne
Set & Costumes – Lez Brotherston
Lighting Designer – Paule Constable
Sound Designer – Ken Hampton
Running time 130 mins
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.
Why are there no cinema screenings for this ballet in Northern Ireland.