Bourne's Swan Lake to Return to London's Sadler's Wells

News   Bourne's Swan Lake to Return to London's Sadler's Wells Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, with its famous bevy of tutu-wearing male swans, is set to return to London's Sadler's Wells, where the ballet premiered 11 years ago.

The six-week London run, part of an international tour taking in Paris, Greece, Australia and Russia, will begin Dec. 13 with an official opening night on Dec. 14.

Alan Vincent and Thomas Whitehead will share the role of The Swan/Stranger. Simon Williams and Matthew Hart take on the role of The Prince, and Saranne Curtin and Nina Goldman, the Queen. After Swan Lake premiered at Sadler's Wells in 1995, the production moved to Broadway in 1998, earning Bourne Tony Awards for best direction and choreography in 1999.

The production became the longest-running ballet in both the West End and Broadway before touring worldwide.

Bourne's more recent credits include The Car Man and Play Without Words, which premiered at London's Royal National Theatre in 2002. He also co-directed and choreographed Richard Eyre's West End production of Mary Poppins.

Swan Lake is designed by Lez Brotherston, who also won a Tony Award. For more on Swan Lake, call (0)870 737 7737.