Matthew Bourne’s triumphant modern re-interpretation of Swan Lake, with its cast of male swans, has turned tradition upside down and taken the ballet fraternity by storm. Never has such a contemporary re-working of a traditional ballet thrilled both ardent critics and modern dance enthusiasts in such equal measure. Cast includes Adam Cooper, Scott Ambler and Fiona Chadwick
Director and Choreographer MATTHEW BOURNE • Designer LEZ BROTHERSTON • Musical Director DAVID LLOYD-JONES • Directed for video by PETER MUMFORD
This delicious production is full of Matthew Bourne’s trademark style of wit, pathos and theatrical magic. Nutcracker! follows Clara’s journey from a bleak Christmas Eve at Dr Dross’s Orphanage, through a shimmering ice-skating wonderland to the spectacular candy folk of Sweetieland. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved score and Olivier award-winner Anthony Ward’s stunning designs combine with sizzling choreography.
Director and Choreographer MATTHEW BOURNE • Designer ANTHONY WARD • THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC conducted by BRETT MORRIS • Directed for video by ROSS MACGIBBON
THE CAR MAN
The musical dance sensation from AMP, the creators of Swan Lake. Tony Award-winner Matthew Bourne uses the stirring and passionate music of Bizet’s Carmen as the basis for a completely new and original tale. The dreams and passions of a small community are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fueled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are drawn into a spiral of greed, opportunism, sex and murder. In the dust and decay of a small mid-western town, a heady mix of lust, betrayal and revenge unfolds as the characters in Bourne’s drama struggle with their own guilt and treachery, and the tragic consequences that follow.
Includes interview with Matthew Bourne.