Birmingham Royal Ballet’s critically acclaimed Swan Lake Glides into 2020

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s critically acclaimed Swan Lake, first created in 1981 by Sir Peter Wright and Galina Samsova, will tour the UK from 29 January 2020.

Ballet’s greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s legendary score played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, has bewitched audiences for generations.


By a moonlit lake, a grieving prince witnesses the transformation of a swan into a beautiful princess. Compelled by an evil spell to spend her days in the form of a bird, she can only be saved by the power of love.
Filled with exquisite ensembles, lyrical pas de deux and bravura solos, this Swan Lake is atmospheric, romantic and beautiful – an unforgettable experience.

The cast will include Céline Gittens and Momoko Hirata in the double principal roles of Odette/ Odile, partnered respectively with Tyrone Singleton and César Morales as Prince Siegfried.

In partnership with the Hippodrome, Birmingham Royal Ballet is presenting a relaxed performance of Swan Lake during its Birmingham run on 25 February 2020. Pioneers in making ballet accessible for all audiences, this is a carefully thought through experience that can be enjoyed by everyone, whatever their access needs.


Alongside the full Swan Lake production, Full Steps: Swan Lake on Friday 21st February is an hour-long, interactive afternoon show features excerpts from the ballet, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s amazing dancers and full orchestra. These are interspersed with scenes in which a storyteller sets the scene, introduces the children to the music and characters, and shares some of the technical magic surrounding the ballet. A feast of dance, music, costumes and lots of fun, this is a perfect introduction to ballet.

Birmingham Royal Ballet has been rolling out its large-scale performance project, Swan LakeDreams, to ballet students of all ages and abilities in two of its touring regions as well as from across the Midlands. Catch in during the Hippodrome’s run on Sunday 23rd February.

Swan Lake is at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 18 – Saturday 29 February 2020
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Main Image:  Celine Gittens as Odette and Tyrone Singleton as Prince Siegfried Birmingham Royal Ballet Swan Lake, Credit: Roy Smiljanic

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