NEWS: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake to Tour the UK

The production is set to open at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on the 2nd February.

It has been confirmed that the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s revival of Sir Peter Wright and Galina Samsova’s production of Swan Lake will tour the UK this Spring. Following its run at the Mayflower Theatre, the production will then visit: Birmingham Hippodrome; The Lowry, Salford; Sunderland Empire, Theatre Royal Plymouth and, for the first time, Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

This production of the classic ballet is the third in a trio of Sir Peter Wright’s ballets performed by the company this season, following the first revival in five years of Coppélia in October, and the world-famous production of The Nutcracker at the Birmingham Hippodrome, following a million-pound refurbishment, for Christmas.

Prince Siegfried is out hunting one night when he happens upon a flock of graceful swans. When one of them turns into a beautiful woman, the Prince is utterly smitten – but Odette explains that she has fallen under an evil spell cast by the evil Baron von Rothbart, which keeps her in swan form from dawn to dusk. Can Siegfried’s love break the spell? Find out in this exquisite production of a true ballet classic.

The tour will also feature guest performances from Vadim Muntagirov, Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet, who will perform the role of Prince Siegfried at Theatre Royal Plymouth on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March and Polina Semionova, Resident Guest Principal Artist with the Berlin State Ballet and former Principal Artist with The American Ballet Theatre in New York, will guest perform the iconic dual lead role of Odette and Odile at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 February. 

Featuring the iconic score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the production also includes designs by Philip Prowse and lighting design by Peter Teigen.

For more information visit: https://www.brb.org.uk/shows/swan-lake-2023

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