Matthew Bourne’s productions digitally released

26th April 2020

Matthew Bourne’s spectacular sell-out productions, Swan Lake, Romeo + Juliet, Cinderella, and The Car Man are now available for streaming and download from our Film Shop, Vimeo, Amazon Prime, and other selected platforms. It’s the first time these productions have been released in these formats, and we are thrilled to have worked with New Adventures and other partners to make this possible.

As part of New Adventures Festival of Classics, Sky Arts premiered Swan Lake on 19 April followed by the passionate and contemporary Romeo + Juliet on 26 April. The popular and much-loved classic, The Car Man, was broadcast again on 3 May to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary.

The DVD and Blu-ray of Swan Lake will be released at the end of June with Romeo + Juliet forthcoming in August. Pre-order is now live for both films. The Car Man and Cinderella are already available on DVD and Blu-ray from our Film Shop and other distributors.

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  1. Diana Lambert says:

    I purchased Swan Lake Matthew Bourne download yesterday for £9.99 but have been unable to download. I am now being given the message that I have now reached my download limit for this file. What does this mean? Please can I have a refund as I am obviously not going to be able to download this file for whatever reason. Order # 41210 8th May . I look forward to hearing from you.
    Diana Lambert

    • Louise Machin says:

      Hi Diana,

      I’m very sorry you’ve experienced some difficulties with your order.

      Our website was completely overwhelmed with people ordering all at the same time yesterday and I’m afraid there were a small number of casualties. I can only apologise.

      We do set a limit on downloads, but I have now increased this for you so that you will not now experience limit problems. Do please try again, but of course, I am willing to refund you for your order if you would still like to receive one.

      Once again, I’m very sorry for the difficulties you have experienced.

      Best wishes,


  2. Zhaolong He says:

    I purchased Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake production for downloaded version but I only got the video with Act1 and act2 which were half of the whole play.And when I checked the details of the order, there were just fewer times for download than I actually tried.Can I get any increase for my limits on download since I may be run out of chances to get a full video.Order41458.I am looking forward to hearing a reply.

    • John Wyver says:

      Hello Zhaolong He,

      As Louise responds in a previous response, we very sorry that you and a handful of others have experienced some difficulties with your order.

      Our website was completely overwhelmed with people ordering all at the same time yesterday and I’m afraid there were a small number of casualties. We can only apologise.

      We will address this as soon as we are able on Monday

      Once again, we’re very sorry for the difficulties you have experienced.

      Best wishes,

      John Wyver

    • Tom Allen says:

      Thanks for your message. I’ve emailed you about it, which will hopefully solve your isses. Kind regards, Tom.

  3. Stephanie Pegg says:

    I’m so excited that these are available for download now. I recently found my way into the Bourne versions of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty and was resigning myself to having to wait a while to see the rest of the back catalogue. Great timing for my birthday . 🙂

    • Louise Machin says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Many thanks for your message. So pleased you’ve found them, though we don’t have Sleeping Beauty available at the moment. But Swan Lake, Romeo + Juliet, Cinderella and The Car Man are a good start. I hope you enjoy any that you’ve purchased. Best wishes, Louise

  4. Rebecca says:

    Hi I have purchased all 4 digital films last week , and can’t wait to watch them .. However, having never downloaded a movie to watch on my TV before I have no idea how to do it and I’m worried I will mess it up. Is it possible for you to send some instructions . It is a smart TV so does that mean I have to mirror the devices ? Thanks

    • Louise Machin says:

      Hello Rebecca,
      Thank you for your message about the downloading process. I will ask my colleague, Tom, to email you, if that’s ok. It should be pretty straightforward, but hopefully he will be able to give you some useful pointers. Keep a look at for his message, possibly today but if not Monday. Enjoy your films! Best wishes, Louise

  5. Hilary Davies says:

    I have downloaded and paid for two ballets (Swan Lake and Cinderella) but I have no idea if I have them now or where to find them on mu computer! Please can you let me know how to watch them/ where they are? Thank you!

    • John Wyver says:

      Hilary, thanks for your message – my colleague Tom will follow up with you tomorrow, after the holidays, to make sure that you can find and play thee downloads. Best wishes, John Wyver

    • Tom Allen says:

      Hi Hilary,
      I’ve emailed you about this, I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks, Tom

  6. Sally says:

    As a fan of Matthew Bourne I decided to give myself a treat and ordered the four downloads on 22nd May.
    Like others on this page I am new to this and didn’t realise there was a date limit and hadn’t understood I wouldn’t be able to download and store on my laptop. There is no way I will be able to watch all four before June 6th.
    Also I assumed I could download, watch part of it, and come back to it later or on another day. But it appears I have to download again and make sure I know where I stopped it as it starts again at the beginning. Is this correct? Thank you for your help.

    • Tom Allen says:

      Hi Sally,

      There is a time limit for how long you have access to the download, which is two weeks from purchase. This is to try and stop unauthorised sharing of the link/files. However, the files/films don’t ‘expire’ once you have downloaded them fully. You don’t need to download them every time you want to watch them. They are yours to keep on your laptop and should be stored on your computer. Most of the time they will be in the default “Downloads” folder. In terms of bookmarking where you last watched the film, this will depend on the media player you are using. Some will remember where you last were. We recommend using VLC Player, which is free open source software. We recommend it for numerous reasons, but it’s very useful in this case because it allows users to bookmark their media, allowing you to return to where you last watched it. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please email me at

      Kind regards, Tom

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