Something For The Weekend: Fri 15 – Sun 17 November

1. Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake – Fri 15 – Sat 16 November

Firmly crowned as a modern day classic, this is your last chance to see Matthew Bourne’s powerful, provocative and totally original interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The show has turned tradition upside down and taken the dance world by storm, dazzling audiences in the West End and Broadway, and across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Since its London premiere, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the international stage, collecting over 30 international theatre awards, including three Tonys.

Boldly shattering the traditional concept of swans in tutus, and blending dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant award winning designs by Lez Brotherston and lighting by Rick Fisher, Matthew Bourne has created a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times

“See it! Or live to regret it.” The Independent

2. How To Catch A Star – Sun 17 November

Once there was a boy and he loved stars very much. Every night he watched stars from his bedroom window and wished he had one of his own. One day, he decided he would try to catch a star. But first he had to think of a plan.

Based on the bestselling children’s picture book by Oliver Jeffers.

Suitable for ages 3 – 7.

Ref.Star Illustration

3. The Best Christmas Present In The World – Sun 17 November

A reading by Michael Morpurgo of his Christmas book, The Best Christmas Present in The World, with Virginia McKenna and accompanied by the acapella Voices at the Door (including Coope, Boyes and Simpson, Fi Fraser, Jo Freya and Georgina Boyes) singing Christmas carols from Britain, France and Flanders.

Almost a century after the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 and the football match in No-Man’s Land between the British and the Germans, a soldier’s letter is found by chance in an antique desk – “Jim’s Last Letter: to be buried with me when the time comes.” And thus begins the quest to find “Dearest Connie”.

Image - Best Christmas

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