English Youth Ballet presents three performances of its brand new production of Swan Lake at Oxford’s New Theatre. It promises to be a traditional production but with particular emphasis on the rivalry between the seductive evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful but vulnerable White Swan Odette, as they compete for the affections of the Prince.

English Youth Ballet’s professional principal dancers lead the pageantry of a large cast of up to 100 young talented regional dancers in this highly acclaimed Company led by Director Janet Lewis MBE.

Set in Russia in at the time when the Mariinsky Ballet was popular with the Tsar and the Russian nobility, Baron Von Rothbart, Director of the Russian Ballet schemes to secure Royal patronage through the marriage of his daughter Odile to the Tsar’s son. Odette is eventually heart-broken which leads to a tragic and dramatic end to this famous ballet. Enjoy the beautiful dancing of the swans in the Lakeside Scene and the sumptuous contrast of the Tsar’s Palace Gardens in Act 3.

‘English Youth Ballet is a triumph’
Dance Expression

‘The choreography – spectacular in its pageantry’
Wolverhampton Express & Star

Performances:  Friday 20th September, 7.30pm, Saturday 21st September 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets:  £14.90-£27.90 plus £4 transaction fee.


Tel:  0844 871 3020