Matthew Bourne’s powerful, provocative and totally original interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake comes to The Grand Opera house from 1st April 2014 to 5th April 2014.

Firmly crowned as a modern day classic, this production turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm, dazzling audiences in the West End and Broadway, and across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Gone are the graceful female swans in white tutu’s to be replaced with strong, muscular and sometimes aggressive male dancers which discredits the archetype of the swan as a pretty, feminine bird of gentle grace.

Having a man in the role of lead Swan puts gay love at center stage and while the ballet has been described as homo erotic, which it is, the creator would prefer simply “erotic” as a better way to view it – “Are my male swans only erotic to gay men? I think not!”

This is a production not to be missed.

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