WIN: Tickets to see Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at the Bristol Hippodrome

PUBLISHED: 11:38 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:38 28 February 2019

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan Persson

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan Persson

Johan Persson

One of the most iconic ballets in history has been given a makeover by an award-winning choreographer.

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan PerssonSwan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan Persson

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake will see men take centre stage as the corps-de-ballet in this menacing yet romantic take on Tchaikovsky’s original ballet.

Elements of the original production will still be translated in Bourne’s masterpiece.

Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, Bourne’s Swan Lake is best-known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble.

The move from a female to male-dominated company shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan PerssonSwan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan Persson

Collecting more than 30 international accolades including an Olivier Award in the UK and three Tony Awards on Broadway, Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for the times.

Bourne said: “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.”

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake will be at the Bristol Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade, from March 12-16.

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan PerssonSwan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan Persson

There will be a 7.30pm performance every evening as well as a 2.30pm matinee on March 14 and 16.

Tickets, priced £19.40-62.40, are available from www.atgtickets.com/shows or alternatively from the box office on 08448 713012.

The Times has once again teamed up with the Hippodrome to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the show on March 12.

Send your answer along with your name, address, email address and phone number to Swan Lake competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1LW.

Swan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan PerssonSwan Lake by Matthew Bourne, Choreography - Matthew Bourne, Designs - Let Brotherston, Lighting - Paule Constable, New Adventures, 2018, Plymouth, Royal Theatre Plymouth, Credit: Johan Persson

This competition will close on March 7.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant and the theatre.

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