BALLET fans will not want to miss Mathew Bourne's Swan Lake which glides into Plymouth's Theatre Royal this weekend. The iconic production – which has become a modern-day classic – is famous for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble.
This stunning reinterpretation has turned tradition upside down and taken the dance world by storm.
Dance lovers can expect dance, humour and spectacle blended with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, resulting in a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.
Liz Koops, who has produced the show globally for eight years, said: "I am immensely proud to have been part of this wonderful production for so many years, a production which remains as fresh, vibrant and as relevant as it was at its very first performance.
"Its unrivalled success is a testament to its unique storytelling and iconic beauty."
Collecting more than 30 international theatre awards, including three Tony Awards, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage.
It has become the longest running ballet in the West End and Broadway.
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake is at The Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth from Friday, October 18 to Saturday, October 26.
Tickets: £14 to £39. Box office: 01752 267222 or visit www.theatreroyal.com.