Sky Arts
126 minutes & 32 minutes
14 July 2020
Audio language: English
Subtitles (extras only): English
Region 0 (NTSC)

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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake DVD

‘As bold and as beautiful as ever’ Daily Telegraph

‘The show that changed the dance landscape forever’ Observer

After causing an immediate sensation when it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Still retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, award-winning designers, Lez Brotherston and Paule Constable, alongside Bourne, have created 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. Liam Mower’s prince is a heart-stopping tragic hero trapped in a joyless royal routine when he stumbles across a moonlit flock of swans, which leads to a dangerous and romantic duet with the lead dancer, Will Bozier.

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.

The DVD includes the new film The Making of Swan Lake featuring interviews with present cast members, Will Bozier and Liam Mower; original Swan/Stranger from 1995, Adam Cooper; Associate Artistic Director, Etta Murfitt; and Matthew Bourne himself.


  1. Patricia (verified owner)

    As soon as I saw this version of Swan Lake I just had to buy it. I waited patiently for it to come out. I absolutely love it, and I hope the DVD lasts being played so many times. Sadly I am not able to see it live, so I have to buy dvds on ballet. I loved ballet as a child. I used to follow Fonteyn and Nureyev growing up. But this new take on Swan Lake is just out of this world.

    • Louise Machin

      Thank you for your lovely comment and we’re thrilled that the DVD, in lieu of the live performance, is bringing you so much joy.

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