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Swan Lake


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Director and choreographer Matthew Bourne's challenging reworking of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake has become a hit in London's West End. The score remains the same, but the famous corps de ballet of swans is now danced by men. The music is performed by the New London Orchestra conducted by David Lloyd Jones.

Life for the Prince is lonely as he carries out his regal duties and watches his mother, the Queen, flirt with her handsome courtiers. She also dislikes his girlfriend.

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Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
Musicians: The New London Orchestra
Conductor: David Lloyd Jones
Director: Peter Mumford
Producer: Fiona Morris
Odette/Odile: Adam Cooper
Prince: Scott Ambler
Queen: Fiona Chadwick
Girlfriend: Emily Piercey
Press secretary: Barry Atkinson

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