Preview: Swan Lake @ New Wimbledon Theatre



Matthew Bourne’s award-winning show is the longest running ballet in the West End and Broadway.

By SWLondoner staff

Matthew Bourne’s award-winning ballet Swan Lake is coming to New Wimbledon Theatre this week as part of its latest UK tour.

The longest-running ballet in the West End and Broadway has enjoyed five successive tours in the UK and now comes to South West London for five days only.

Leading men Jonathan Ollivier and Chris Trenfield both return to the iconic role of The Swan, while The Prince will be played by Simon Williams – the only artist to have ever played both The Prince and The Swan in this production. Liam Mower, the original Olivier award-winning star of Billy Elliot, will also make his debut in the role.

“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,” said Bourne.

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.

Blending dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, the show is a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.

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 on the international stage.

The show runs from Tuesday April 29 to Saturday May 3. Tickets cost from £16.90 and can be bought from or by calling the box office on 0844 871 7646.

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