The Royal Ballet’s Matthew Ball to star in Matthew Bourne’s award winning SWAN LAKE

MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as 'The Swan'. Photo by Johan Persson

New Adventures is set to tour Matthew Bourne’s new production of his legendary “SWAN LAKE” for 32 weeks to 22 venues throughout the UK.

Royal Ballet rising star, Matthew Ball, will be joining New Adventures for the entire London season of Matthew Bourne’s “SWAN LAKE” at Sadler’s Wells in the role of ‘The Swan’.

Matthew will be making his debut with New Adventures and will dance four performances each week during the eight-week season at Sadler’s Wells.

He is currently making his debut as ‘Prince Siegfried’ in The Royal Ballet’s new production of “Swan Lake” at the Royal Opera House.

Matthew Ball joins New Adventures’ star Will Bozier, currently dancing to great acclaim as ‘Harry, the Pilot’, in Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella” and former English National Ballet star Max Westwell who was also recently seen in the West End in “An American in Paris”. Will and Max are both making their debuts in the role of ‘The Swan’ and will perform throughout the tour. 

MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as 'The Swan'. Photo by Johan Persson
MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as ‘The Swan’. Photo by Johan Persson

Both returning to the role of ‘The Prince’, two much loved New Adventures Principal dancers, Liam Mower (currently wowing audiences as ‘The Angel’ in “Cinderella”) and Dominic North (acclaimed star of “Edward Scissorhands”, “The Car Man”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “The Red Shoes” and currently “Cinderella”). They are joined by New Adventures’ newcomer, James Lovell who is making his professional debut.

‘The Queen’ will be performed by two long-time New Adventures favourites, Nicole Kabera and Katrina Lyndon both making their debuts in this role.

The Girlfriend’ will also be performed by Katrina Lyndon. She is joined by Freya Field and Carrie Willis who are both returning to the Swan Lake Company.

‘The Private Secretary’ will be played by long-time Company Principal Glenn Graham (recently seen as ‘Grischa’ in “The Red Shoes”) along with Max Westwell and Ashley-Jordon Packer. Returning to New Adventures are Tom Broderick, PJ Hurst and Alex Sturman.

Making their debuts with New Adventures are: Nicole AlphonceLeigh AldersonJonathan Luke BakerAlistair BeattieBenjamin BazeleyMegan CameronJoão CastroZanna CornelisKayla CollymoreKeenan FletcherMichaela GuibarraBryony HarrisonNicholas KeeganShoko ItoCourtney LiuJack MitchellBarnaby QuarendonJack William ParrySam SalterStan West and Milwhynne Williams.

MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as 'The Swan'. Photo by Johan Persson
MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as ‘The Swan’. Photo by Johan Persson

Also making their New Adventures debut are Andrew Ashton from Newcastle, Isaac Bowry from Glasgow and Harry Ondrak-Wright from Birmingham who all performed in the acclaimed New Adventures production of Lord of the Flies in 2014.

New Adventures is committed to finding and developing diverse young talent from across the UK and their annual open auditions were attended by over 400 dancers.

New Adventures is delighted to continue its relationship with Central School of Ballet and will this year be joining forces for the third year of our Student Associates Programme.

This year making their New Adventures debuts on the Sadler’s Wells stage will be third year students, Lewis Bondu and Alex Fadayiro. The Student Associates are generously sponsored by the Archie Lloyd Charitable Foundation.

1. MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as 'The Swan'. Photo Johan Persson
1. MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE. Matthew Ball as ‘The Swan’. Photo Johan Persson

Matthew Bourne’s “SWAN LAKE” returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and his Associate Artists, award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production.

Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

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