Join Northern Ballet this spring for one of ballet’s most famous love stories with the return of David Nixon OBE’s Swan Lake. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s moving score, this production is a modern take on an iconic classic with all the beauty for which Swan Lake is renowned. Opening at Leeds Grand Theatre from 3 – 12 March 2016, Swan Lake will also tour to Sheffield Lyceum Theatre from 15 – 19 March 2016.

Haunted by a childhood tragedy resulting in the death of his beloved brother, Anthony looks to the water for answers – in whatever form they take. An ethereal swan-like creature emerges and Anthony finds an unknown joy and freedom he has not felt since he was a boy, but on returning home, he finds himself conflicted. Torn between his two friends, the mystical swan beckons – what path will Anthony choose?

Set in New England at the start of the twentieth century, a time of long lazy summers and old world grace, this production, which was first performed in 2004, features costumes capturing the luxury and refined affluence of the era. Set designs by Dave Gillan, lighting by Peter Mumford and Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia complete the retelling of this infamous story.

David Nixon OBE, said: ‘Our Swan Lake offers a different telling to traditional versions of the ballet whilst still remaining true to the spirit of the story and incorporating popular elements that audiences will be familiar with, from Tchaikovsky’s score to the dance of the four cygnets.’

Join Northern Ballet for this beautifully tragic tale of love and obsession told through the Company’s unique blend of classical ballet and drama. Tickets for both venues are on sale now. For booking information see


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