Hull-born dancer Liam Mower will star as ‘The Prince’ in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at Hull New Theatre this month.
First staged in 1995 and going on to become the longest running ballet on the West End and Broadway, this legendary production has a fresh look for the 21st Century.
Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston and Paule Constable will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic.
Collecting more than 30 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.
Featuring performers from iconic and ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, New Adventures, Matthew 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.”
New Adventures star Will Bozier, currently dancing to great acclaim as ‘Harry, the Pilot’, in Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella and former English National Ballet star Max Westwell, who was also recently seen in the West End in An American in Paris, are both making their debuts in the role of ‘The Swan’.
Alongside Liam Mower (currently wowing audiences as ‘The Angel’ in Cinderella), Dominic North (acclaimed star of Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man, Sleeping Beauty, The Red Shoes and currently Cinderella) is also returning to the role of ‘The Prince’. They are joined by New Adventures’ newcomer, James Lovell who is making his professional debut.
‘The Queen’ will be performed by two New Adventures’ favourites, Nicole Kabera and Katrina Lyndon both making their debuts in this role, while Katrina Lyndon also takes on the role of ‘The Girlfriend’ alongside Freya Field and Carrie Willis who are both returning to the Swan Lake Company.
The company also includes a number of dancers making their New Adventures debut including; Nicole Alphonce, Leigh Alderson, Andrew Ashton, Jonathan Luke Baker, Benjamin Bazeley, Alistair Beattie, Lewis Bondu, Isaac Bowry, Megan Cameron, João Castro, Zanna Cornelis, Kayla Collymore, Keenan Fletcher, Alex Fadayiro, Michaela Guibarra, Bryony Harrison, Nicholas Keegan, Shoko Ito, Courtney Liu, Jack Mitchell, Harry Ondrak-Wright, Barnaby Quarendon, Jack William Parry, Sam Salter, Stan West and Milwhynne Williams.
New Adventures is a national portfolio organisation supported using public funds by Arts Council England.
Swan Lake will be performed at Hull New Theatre from 23-27 April. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
[Natalie Murphy – Pace Comms]