Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in 3D





“A must-see” The Arts Desk

“Stunning” The Daily Telegraph

“With 3D the magic of space in dance is released from the bottle.” The Arts Desk

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant reinterpretation of SWAN LAKE turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm. Now, Australian cinema audiences can watch this modern day classic for the first time in stunning digital 3D, accompanied by state of the art surround sound.

A new version of this iconic production, perhaps best–known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble, was filmed in 3D at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2011. The stellar cast includes the magnificent Richard Winsor as the lead Swan/Stranger, Dominic North as The Prince and Nina Goldman as The Queen. Breathtaking in its drama and intensity, filming in 3D creates an illusion of space around the dancers, drawing you onto the stage and bringing a dramatic realism to the story.

With more than 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys and an Olivier, Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the stage, becoming the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway.

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE IN 3D will be released in Australian cinemas nationally on May 5 & 6. Tickets on sale NOW



Director and Choreographer - Matthew Bourne Set and Costumes - Lez Brotherston Lighting Design - Rick Fisher Music - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conductor - David Lloyd Jones The New London Orchestra


The Swan/Stranger - Richard Winsor The Prince - Dominic North The Queen - Nina Goldman The Girlfriend - Madelaine Brennan The Private Secretary - Steve Kirkham The Young Prince - Joseph Vaughan


VIC: Cinema Nova, Hoyts Melbourne Central, Village Rivoli Cinemas, Village Southland, Palace Balwyn, Palace Dendy Brighton, Hoyts Chadstone, Yarra Ranges Arts Centre

NSW: Hayden Orpheum Cremorne, Dendy Opera Quays*, Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Hoyts Broadway, Hoyts Penrith, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Event Cinemas Hornsby, Greater Union Newcastle, Dendy Byron Bay, Arcadia Twin Ulladulla

ACT: Dendy Canberra, Greater Union Manuka

QLD: Palace Barracks, Dendy Portside, Hoyts Stafford, Event Cinemas Indooroopilly, Noosa 5 Cinemas

SA: Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Event Cinemas Marion

WA: Luna Cinema Paradiso, Hoyts Carousel

*Alternate screening date, check with cinema for session times


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MORE REVIEWS (3D cinema performance of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake)

‘The resulting performance, when viewed in 3D, is both slick and stunning. The impact of the vibrant staging remains undiminished; if anything it’s more powerful – the illusion of space created around the dancers allows the audience deeper into the action; the movement and speed of the dancers, filmed from high above to uncomfortably low down, brings tension and immediacy; and the use of extreme close-up shots draws the viewer into Bourne’s narrative dance, enhancing the reality of the characters and the engagement with his dramatic storytelling.’ Rachel Ward, The Daily Telegraph

‘For the millions of fans of Bourne’s iconoclastic 1995 ballet, with its House of Windsor royal family jokes, its gorgeous feathered male swans, and its breathtakingly emotional finale, this will be a must-see. The 2010 lead swan, Richard Winsor, has as much magnificent charisma as the original, Adam Cooper, Nina Goldman is a languidly chilly Queen, and the 3D treatment of the space created within Lez Brotherston's smartly theatrical designs brings an immediacy in experiencing dance in theatre that will reach countless numbers who can never see it on stage.’ Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk

REVIEWS (Staged production of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake)

Sensational” - The New York TimesSEE IT or live to regret it” - The London IndependentMesmerizing. It should not be missed” - Associated Press "Highly imaginative, full of laughs, yet powerful emotionally.” - WQXR “Dance just got all sexypants”  - New York Post “A truly stunning achievement” - am NEW YORKOne of the most audacious, visually stunning, and moving works created for the stage.”  - Theatermania



Astaire Awards for best dance on Broadway 1999: Best male performance: Adam Cooper Special Recognition Award for Concept, Direction and Choreography: Matthew Bourne Tony Awards 1999: Best Musical Direction: Matthew Bourne Best Choreography: Matthew Bourne Best Costume Design: Lez Brotherston Outer Circle Critics Awards for Broadway Season 1999: Best Musical Direction: Matthew Bourne Best Choreography: Matthew Bourne Best Costume Design: Lez Brotherston Drama Desk Awards for Broadway Season 1998/99: Best Musical Direction: Matthew Bourne Best Choreography: Matthew Bourne Best Musical Stage: Lez Brotherston Best Costume Design: Lez Brotherston Best Theatrical Event: Swan Lake Drama League Awards for Los Angeles Season 1997: Musical Direction:  David Frame Best Performance: Adam Cooper Best Performance: Scott Ambler Director: Matthew Bourne Producer: Katherine Dore Costumes & Stage: Lez Brotherston Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award 1997: Best Choreography: Matthew Bourne


The South Bank Show Award 1997 Matthew Bourne for Swan Lake The Evening Standard Ballet Awards 1997 Adam Cooper Best Performance Society of West End Theatres Olivier Award 1996 Best New Dance Production Time Out Dance Award 1996 Adam Cooper Best Performance The Manchester Evening News Award 1996 Best Dance Production on Tour Gay Times Readers Poll 1996 Most Amazing Live Show Time Out Dance Award 1996 AMP Special recognition for West End season Swan Lake