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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake takes flight once again

Matthew Ball (Swan) and Liam Mower (Prince) © Johan Persson
Bourne's radical reworking of Swan Lake returns to Sadler's Wells, 23 years after its premiere. 
*****
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Bourne’s Swan lake revival will have audiences flocking to it

© Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake was controversial twenty-three years ago. These days it seems pretty tame - but the swans aren't!
****1
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Bourne's Cinderella

Liam Mower (the Angel), Ashley Shaw (Cinderella) in Bourne's Cinderella © Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne offers a cleverly structured blockbuster that looks and sounds ravishing.
*****
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Bourne's Red Shoes

Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page) in The Red Shoes © Johan Persson
Taken at face value and ignoring its shortcomings, The Red Shoes still succeeds as entertainment.
***11
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Bourne's The Red Shoes in LA

Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page) in The Red Shoes © Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne is a master at creating theatrical splendor with the aid of a very healthy budget, an amazingly talented production staff and cast of dancers. His new ballet The Red Shoes is a set designer's dream.
****1
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