The classic world famous Swan Lake, one of the most popular ballets ever produced is set to take to the stage at the Palace Theatre from Wednesday 8th October until Saturday 11th October courtesy of the renowned English National Ballet.

The performances make the start of a series of dates which will also see them performing in Milton Keynes (11-15 November), Liverpool (18-22 November) and London (7-18 January).

The magnificent ballet tells the story of Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen, Odette, their battle against the evil magician Rothbart and ill-fated encounter with the manipulative ‘black swan’, Odile.  True love is put to the test as Odette seeks to break the curse of Rothbart and permanently return herself to her previous human form and Odile seeks to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love for Odette, thus condemning Odette to life as a swan forevermore.

The traditional version which the English National Ballet presents on was originally produced specifically for the English National Ballet by Derek Dean and premièred at the London Coliseum in 2000.  Since then more than 550,000 people around the UK have watched it in awe, being enthralled by the romance and high drama of the Russian ballet masterpiece.

The Orchestra of English National Ballet is set to bring Tchaikovsky’s wondrous music to life.

Alejandro Virelles is set to make his debut as Principal with the Company in the role of Prince Siegfried, having joined from the Boston Ballet, whilst Alina Cojocaru takes the part of Odette/Odile.  The principal casting will rotate with each performance with Tamara Rojo and Junor Souza (winner of the Emerging Dancer 2014); Fernanda Oliveira and Vitor Luiz; Erina Takahashi and James Forbat; and Laurretta Summerscales and Alejandro Virelles also set to take the leading roles.



Wednesday 9th October – 7.30pm
Thursday 9th October – 2pm
Thursday 9th October – 7.30pm
Friday 10th October – 7.30pm
Saturday 11th October – 2.30pm
Saturday 11th October – 7.30pm
Ticket prices £6.90 – £43.90.

The performance is set for a run time of three hours including two intervals.


Swan Lake by the English National Ballet. image courtesy of Sian Trenberth.

Swan Lake by the English National Ballet. image courtesy of Sian Trenberth.

top image courtesy of Laurent Liotardo.

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