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Win tickets for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 3D premiere, plus live Q&A

Win tickets for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake 3D premiere, plus live Q&A

Four free tickets to exclusive premiere screening and live session in Soho

Richard Winsor leads the male swans of Bourne's Swan Lake, filmed spectacularly in 3D© Bill Cooper

Matthew Bourne, creator of the famous male swans of his modern reinvention of Swan Lake, is to launch the nationwide screening of a spectacular new 3D film of his creation, along with a live Q&A - and we have free tickets to be won for this exclusive event. UPDATE: Competition now expired.

Swan Lake will be given its premiere 3D screening on Monday 14 May, followed by the Q&A session with Bourne, the film's director Ross McGibbon and the producer Fiona Morris. The session, held at the Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY, will be chaired by theartsdesk's Ismene Brown.

The new Swan Lake 3D film stars Richard Winsor doubling as the lead Swan and the leather-clad stranger who bewitches and bamboozles the Prince and his corgi-loving mother, the Queen. When Ismene saw the rough-cut, she wrote that 3D “brings an immediacy in experiencing dance in theatre that will reach countless numbers who can never see it on stage.”

The movie is rated PG, and will be on nationwide screening at digital cinemas throughout Britain from 14 May - information from more2screen here.

The premiere screening is at 6.15pm on Monday 14 May at the Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY (nearest tube Leicester Square) with the Q&A following at approximately 8.30pm.

To have a chance of winning, you should answer the following questions correctly. Clue: follow the links to find the answers.

  1. What natural disaster threatened the shooting of Swan Lake in 3D? Clue.
  2. Who designed the costumes and sets for Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake? Clue.
  3. Name another Tchaikovsky classical ballet reinvented by Matthew Bourne. Clue.


Please email your set of answers to competitions@theartsdesk.com, with SWAN LAKE COMPETITION in the subjectline and with the following essential information:

  • your name and postal address
  • a mobile telephone number (so that we can text you an alert)
  • whether you prefer to win a single ticket or a pair

The competition closes on Friday 11 May at the stroke of midnight. Winners will be selected at random from those with three correct answers and the necessary information, and they will be notified on Saturday morning by email and text message. See theartsdesk on Twitter and Facebook too.

You may still attend the event by buying a ticket on the Curzon Soho website here.

The stage version of Swan Lake premiered in 1995 at Sadler's Wells Theatre, starring Adam Cooper and Scott Ambler, and was filmed in 2D in 1996. The production became a world phenomenon, with tours throughout America, Australian and the Far East, winning more that 30 top accolades in the major theatrical awards of Broadway, Los Angeles and the UK.

The new 3D film was made last year after the production's triumphant return to Sadler's Wells with a cast led by Richard Winsor, the star of several Bourne productions including Edward Scissorhands and Dorian Gray (also currently Father Francis in Hollyoaks). Directed by ballet-film veteran Ross McGibbon, it has been simultaneously shot in 2D - the 2D version is due for release on DVD in September.

Watch the promotional trailer here (1m 01sec)

Other more2screen cultural cinema screenings nationwide include the Royal Opera House cinema season of ballet and opera and Stephen Sondheim's show Company, recorded live with the New York Philharmonic. More details from more2screen.

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