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Swan Lake is a timeless tale: Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette, Queen of the Swans but is tricked into the ultimate betrayal, leading to tragedy.
A live orchestra performing the familiar scores is the perfect complement to these remarkable ballets.
This season the Smirnov-Golovanov productions will be presented by international artistes hand-picked by Ukrainian-born Ludmila Nerubashenko.
The legacy of the late Smirnov-Golovanov (Honoured Arts Worker of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and former Artistic Director of Odessa State Opera and Ballet Theatre) is preserved by his widow Ludmila Nerubashenko. Ukrainian-born Ludmila is the driving force in schooling young artistes with the physicality, artistry and creativity to faithfully interpret that legacy. She will select the cream of these young dancers to visit the UK in 2023.
Princess Theatre, Torquay
The Princess Theatre first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe & Wise. In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town!
The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest theatre with a seating capacity of 1,491. Big musical productions that have thrilled our audiences include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Starlight Express, Rocky Horror, Cats, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Icons of the stage and screen Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have also graced our stage. Comedians Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr and Dawn French have performed here too and chart toppers Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating have included the theatre on their UK tours.