New Adventures announces full casting for Matthew Bourne’s new production of ‘SWAN LAKE’

New Adventures has today announced full casting for the forthcoming 32-week UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s fresh new production of his legendary ‘SWAN LAKE‘, which opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 22 September 2018, and includes an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells from 4 December to 27 January 2019.  



The cast will include Royal Ballet rising star Matthew Ball as ‘The Swan’, New Adventures’ star Will Bozier, and former English National Ballet star Max Westwell as ‘The Swan’, alongside New Adventures Principal dancers Liam Mower and Dominic North, and New Adventures’ newcomer, James Lovell, as ‘The Prince’.

Nicole Kabera and Katrina Lyndon will make their role debuts as ‘The Queen’, with Katrina Lyndon also performing the role of ‘The Girlfriend’, along with the returning Freya Field and Carrie Willis.

‘The Private Secretary’ will be played by long-time Company Principal Glenn Graham, along with Max Westwell and Ashley-Jordon Packer.

Returning to New Adventures are: Tom Broderick, PJ Hurst and Alex Sturman, and making their debuts with New Adventures are: Nicole Alphonce, Leigh Alderson, Jonathan Luke Baker, Alistair Beattie, Benjamin Bazeley, Megan Cameron, João Castro, Zanna Cornelis, Kayla Collymore, Keenan Fletcher, Michaela Guibarra, Bryony Harrison, Nicholas Keegan, Shoko Ito, Courtney Liu, Jack Mitchell, Barnaby Quarendon, Jack William Parry, Sam Salter, Stan West and Milwhynne Williams.

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.

 Continuing its relationship with Central School of Ballet, third year students, Lewis Bondu and Alex Fadayiro will both make their New Adventures debuts on the Sadler’s Wells stage for the third year of its Student Associates Programme.


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


Matthew Bourne said today:

“With the largest cast in our repertory, Swan Lake always gives us the opportunity to bring a wealth of new talent into the Company and I’m excited to welcome so many new dancers into the New Adventures family. I’m particularly thrilled to welcome cast members whose journey to this production came via our production of “Lord of the Flies” or through our “Swan School” which was designed to develop young talent for this company. My thanks also to Royal Ballet Director, Kevin O’Hare, who was as enthusiastic as I was about seeing Royal Ballet star, Matthew Ball, dance this role, and was instrumental in making that happen”.


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


Retaining the essential elements of the beloved original production, Matthew Bourne and his Associate Artists, award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) have created an exciting re-imagining of the classic production for the 21st Century.

Perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing, convention-shattering male ensemble Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.


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