Swan Lake comes to the Opera House

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Broadway Entertainment Group in association with New Adventures will present the multi-award winning Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at the Grand Opera House from April 1 to 5.

Returning to the iconic role of The Swan are two powerful leading men, Jonathan Ollivier and Chris Trenfield who have both made the role of The Swan their own.

Jonathan Ollivier, a former star of Northern Ballet Theatre, was last seen as the mysterious Speight in New Adventures’ Play Without Words, and recently with Michael Clark. Chris Trenfield previously starred as Leo in Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty and joined the Swan Lake company on his return from the USA tour of that production in December.

He has also played leading roles in New Adventures’ Play Without Words and Nutcracker.

The challenging role of The Prince will be played by Liam Mower and Simon Williams. Liam Mower danced the role of Count Lilac in Sleeping Beauty and was the original Olivier award-winning star of the West End’s Billy Elliot.

He joined New Adventures in 2011, and, following Sleeping Beauty, made his debut in Swan Lake earlier this year. Simon Williams remains the only artist to have ever played both The Prince and The Swan in this production, and he will be doing the same again in this revival.

He has just completed 12 years with Michael Clark Company, and also has a long history with New Adventures in Nutcracker, The Car Man, and Matthew Bourne’s Christmas for Channel 4.

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.

Matthew Bourne blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create 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.

For more information or to book tickets, contact the Grand Opera House Box Office on 9024 1919.