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‘I went from running this small company with a show that was booked in for a two-week run at Sadler’s Wells to one that was putting on eight shows a week in the West End’

Matthew Bourne gave Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake a new lease of life by casting male dancers as the swans. Now he’s bringing his acclaimed production back to Dublin, writes Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

17th February, 2019
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake being performed at the Plymouth Royal Theatre Pic: Johan Persson

What do you imagine a multi-award winning and internationally renowned choreographer thinks about when he wakes up in the morning? When that choreographer happens to be Matthew Bourne, who also runs his own dance company, it’s something reassuringly practical.

“I had to give a talk to some college students recently, and I told them that the first thing I think about when I get up is how I’m going to sell some tickets...

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