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Swan Lake
Swan Lake DECEMBER 2009


Thrilling, audacious and totally original, Matthew Bourne’s legendary production transforms one of ballet’s best -loved stories into a stylish, witty, poignant, contemporary tale with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston.

Perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, Matthew Bourne blends dance, style, humour, spectacle, character comedy and mime to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times. Collecting over thirty international theatre awards including three Tonys, Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage. 


“The Prince is Christopher Marney, who dances stylishly.”
Luke Jennings – The Independent (2010)

“Christopher Marney’s Prince is a sympathetic portrayal of a figure out of control.”
Jill Sykes – The Sydney Morning Herald (2007)

“… brilliantly cast… commanding presence…Christopher Marney as the Prince, whose boyish looks and slightness convey a sense of vulnerability which is essential to the character. Marney together with the Queen have the most demanding roles in terms of theatric prowess. ” Selma Nadarajah – Australian Stage (2007)

“Christopher Marney is effective as the oppressed Prince”
The Sunday Times (2010))


Company: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
Choreographer / Director: Matthew Bourne
Director: Matthew Bourne
Role / Position: The Prince


Sadlers Wells, UK (2004/2010)
Japan and South Korea (2005)
Australia, Europe and Asia (2007)
Europe Tour (2010)