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Adored by audiences for over a hundred years, Swan Lake is the most famous ballet in the world.

‘Nixon's movement language has a lovely flow and clever invention...’
The Times
‘ in depth perception of every nuance of music and plot.’
Sunday Express
‘Wholly surprising, achingly moving, beautifully crafted and tearfully romantic - it's simply stunning.’
Yorkshire Evening Post

In Northern Ballet's emotive retelling, Anthony’s life is haunted by guilt after the tragic loss of his brother.

When he finds himself torn between two loves, he looks to the water for answers. It is there that he finds solace with the mysterious swan-like Odette.

Tchaikovsky's electrifying score is played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia as this iconic story is beautifully reimagined by David Nixon OBE (DraculaThe Little Mermaid).

Performances at Leeds Grand Theatre will be socially distanced in a chequerboard style. Audience members must wear a face covering (unless exempt). Performances are subject to cancellation or change dependent upon changes to Government guidelines around COVID-19.

Running time 2 hours 40 minutes (approximately)

The swans line up ready to take flight
As Anthony falls for Odette, so she falls for him
There's a great ball at the house by the lake
The emotionally frustrated Odilia confides in Anthony's best-friend, Simon

Creative Team

Choreography and Costume Design
Set Design