Swan Lake

8 Oct 2014 – 18 Jan 2015

Performances

Palace Theatre Manchester

8 Oct 2014 – 11 Oct 2014

Milton Keynes Theatre

11 Nov 2014 – 15 Nov 2014

Liverpool Empire

18 Nov 2014 – 22 Nov 2014

London Coliseum

7 Jan 2015 – 18 Jan 2015

020 7845 9300

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The story of Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen Odette, their battle against the evil sorcerer, Rothbart, and a fateful encounter with the manipulative Odile is revealed in English National Ballet’s acclaimed production of Swan Lake. Beloved for its exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s glorious music, played by the Orchestra of English National Ballet, this Swan Lake is a thrill for the dedicated ballet fan or first-time ballet-goer. 

★★★★★
Financial Times 

★★★★ “A pleasure to watch”
The Daily Telegraph 

★★★★ “[with] an ensemble of immaculately drilled swans this delivers the goods and then some”
The Daily Express 

★★★★ “Praise for this production must go to ENB’s corps: refi ned, expressive and coherent, they are the poetic heart of Swan Lake”
The Guardian

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Running Time

Approx. 3hrs including 2 intervals

Prologue

Princess Odette is kidnapped by the wicked sorcerer Rothbart, who is half-man, half-bird. The evil sorcerer turns the Princess into a swan and condemns her to a life under his spell at the lakeside.

ACT I

The Palace
Preparations are underway to celebrate the birthday of Prince Siegfried. The palace courtyard is being decorated for the occasion with garlands under the watchful eye of the Prince’s tutor. He announces Prince Siegfried’s arrival and the entertainment begins.

In the midst of the celebration, the Queen arrives to give her son a magnificent crossbow for his birthday. Taking him aside, she tells him that he has now come of age and must consider marriage. The Queen departs and the celebrations continue.

Late in the afternoon, Siegfried is left alone with his thoughts. He sees a flock of swans flying overhead and, armed with his new crossbow, he sets out to hunt them at the lake.

ACT II

The Lakeside
The sorcerer Rothbart emerges from the mysterious waters of the lake to survey his domain. He sees

Siegfried approaching and disappears into the forest. Searching for the flock of swans, the Prince arrives at the lakeside. Odette, Queen of the Swans, appears and captivates Siegfried with her beauty. Rothbart reappears and Odette flees from the lakeside with Siegfried chasing her into the night.

Summoning all his powers, Rothbart commands every swan to the lake. The lakeside is suddenly filled with swan maidens, girls like Odette who have been transformed into swans by the evil sorcerer.

Siegfried returns to the lake still searching for Odette. Upon finding her he swears undying love and promises that he will be faithful to her for the rest of his life.

Rothbart returns and steals the Swan Queen, Odette, from the Prince’s embrace leaving Siegfried alone and desolate by the waters of the lake.

ACTIII

The Great Hall of the Palace
A formal celebration is taking place in honour of Prince Siegfried’s birthday. Guests arrive from many countries to join in the festivities. The Queen presents her son with six princesses and commands him to select a bride from among them, but he remains preoccupied and aloof because he intends to marry Odette.

With a flourish of trumpets, Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile in cunning disguise as the Swan Queen. Believing she is Odette, Siegfried is entranced and Odile leaves the Great Hall with him in pursuit. After a display of national dances, Odile and Siegfried return to the hall and dance together.

Persuaded by the wicked Odile, Siegfried believes that she is his true love. He fails to see the real Odette outside the palace pleading with him to remain faithful to her. Siegfried swears undying love to Odile thus breaking the pledge that he has made to Odette. Rothbart is jubilant and summons Odette to show Siegfried that he has betrayed her for his daughter Odile. Rothbart and Odile leave the Great Hall in triumph.

In desperation, Siegfried flees to find Odette and beg for forgiveness, leaving the Queen and the court in chaos and despair.

ACT IV

The Lakeside
Realising that she has been betrayed, Odette returns to the swans at the lake’s edge. Siegfried arrives to beg for Odette’s forgiveness, which she eventually grants.

Rothbart appears and reminds Siegfried of his earlier promise to Odile. A fight ensues.

Odette decides that she cannot continue and throws herself into the lake. Siegfried follows and they are both drowned but Rothbart and his evil spell are destroyed by the power of Siegfried and Odette’s love.

As the dawn of a new day rises, Siegfried and Odette are united in eternal love.

Choreography: Derek Deane after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov 
Additional Choreography: Frederick Ashton 
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Design: Peter Farmer 
Lighting: Howard Harrison

Prices and Discounts

Prices and discounts for tour venues can be found on their respective websites (follow the booking link above). 

London Performances

7 January 2015 
8 January 2015 (Matinee) 
8 January 2015 [Family Friendly Performance]
9 January 2015 
10 January 2015 (Matinee) 
10 January 2015 
11 January 2015 (Matinee) 
13 January 2015 
14 January 2015 
15 January 2015 (Matinee)
15 January 2015 
16 January 2015 
17 January 2015 (Matinee) 
17 January 2015 
18 January 2015 (Matinee) 

Prices

Stalls

£79, £69

Dress Circle

£79, £69, £59, £54

Upper Circle

£59, £45, £39, £29

Balcony

£29, £19, £14

Box Seat

£69, £59

Online booking fee £1.75 per transaction. Telephone and postal booking fee £3.50 per transaction. No fee when booking in person at the Box Office.

Multi-buy discount
Book for two different productions at the same time and save 15%
Book for three different productions at the same time and save 20% 

Groups: 10+ 

10% off per ticket - available on all price bands 

Groups: 50+ 

20% off per ticket - available on all price bands and a pair of free tickets for the organiser 

Discounts 

- Only one discount per ticket
- Subject to availability
- Available on all performances and all price bands unless stated otherwise. 

Children
up to two children can attend half price with every adult 

Family Friendly Performance 8 January 2015 matinee performance only. Children under 5yrs may attend and up to two children under 16 can go free with each full paying adult. 

Students/Senior Citizens/Westminster/Rescard/Registered Unemployed

Save £5 per ticket

Under 30s
Two-for-one stalls or dress circle tickets (applies to top price tickets only). Available on phone bookings only. 

Schools

£8 per pupil + 1 teacher ticket per ten students 

Wheelchair Rate

 £19/£9.50

Friends of English National Ballet
£10 off top three prices. Limited to 4 tickets per performance.

English National Ballet reserves the right to make changes to the programme, casting, dates, times, discounts, and prices as necessary. 

Casting is subject to change. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible via our website and social media.

London Coliseum

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7 Jan 2015

Alina Cojocaru Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Ivan Vasiliev Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

8 Jan 2015 [Matinee]

Junor Souza First Soloist Prince Siegfried

8 Jan 2015

Tamara Rojo Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Alban Lendorf Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

9 Jan 2015

Fernanda Oliveira Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Vitor Luiz Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

10 Jan 2015 [Matinee]

Erina Takahashi Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Isaac Hernández Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

10 Jan 2015

Laurretta Summerscales First Soloist Odette/Odile

Alejandro Virelles Principal Prince Siegfried

11 Jan 2015 [Matinee]

Alina Cojocaru Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Ivan Vasiliev Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

13 Jan 2015

Alina Cojocaru Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Ivan Vasiliev Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

14 Jan 2015

Tamara Rojo Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Alban Lendorf Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

15 Jan 2015 [Matinee]

Laurretta Summerscales First Soloist Odette/Odile

Alejandro Virelles Principal Prince Siegfried

15 Jan 2015

Erina Takahashi Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Isaac Hernández Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

16 Jan 2015

Alina Cojocaru Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Ivan Vasiliev Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

17 Jan 2015 [Matinee]

Fernanda Oliveira Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Vitor Luiz Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

17 Jan 2015

Tamara Rojo Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Alban Lendorf Guest Artist Prince Siegfried

18 Jan 2015 [Matinee]

Elena Glurdjidze Lead Principal Odette/Odile

Arionel Vargas Principal Prince Siegfried

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