Swan Lake follows the well-known tale of evil magician Rothbart, who transforms the beautiful Princess Odette into a swan. She can only return to human form at night, so will the dashing Prince Siegfried be able to save her, or will he also fall for nasty Rothbart’s wicked sorcery?
In a unique collaboration between English National Ballet and English National Ballet School, the production is a shortened adaptation of the original, featuring Tchaikovsky’s soaring music. Performed by second year students of the English National Ballet School, the show, along with others in the My First Ballet series, has been specially created to make ballet accessible and thrilling for children from the ages of 3 and up.
Including a narrator to help a young audience follow the story, the dazzling and endearing production returns to the Peacock Theatre after first being created in 2012. Running for a limited period at the London venue, My First Ballet: Swan Lake plays from 29 March to 20 May 2018 as part of a national tour.
Recommended forFans of ballet can now take their little ones to their first performance, which features a narrator and a truncated version of one of the world’s best-loved ballet. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce little ones to ballet!
Age Recommendations: Age guidance 3 years+