Suffolk Libraries presents

Swan Lake

Recorded live, on screen: Amazing performances recorded live and screened at your library (image: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake).

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Capel St Mary Library · 26 May, 1330, doors 1345 · £8

When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant re-interpretation of Swan Lake turned tradition upside down, taking the dance world by storm.

An iconic production, breathtaking in its drama and intensity, perhaps best known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. With numerous international theatre awards, Swan Lake has been acclaimed as a landmark achievement on the stage, becoming the longest running ballet in the West End and on Broadway, with more than 30 international theatre awards.

For tickets visit Capel St Mary Library or call 01473 311699

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Gainsborough Community Library · 11 June, 1430, doors 1400 · £7.50
Gainsborough Community Library · 11 June, 1800, doors 1730 · £7.50

Matthew Bourne’s smash-hit production, Sleeping Beauty, begins in 1890, at the christening of Princess Aurora in a Fin-de-Siècle period of fairies, vampires and decadent opulence. She grows into a young woman during the mythical Edwardian era, a golden age of long summer afternoons and croquet on the lawn. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day, a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy story!

A Gothic Romance that will delight dance fans of all ages.

For tickets visit Gainsborough Community Library or call 01473 260888

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Billy Elliot: The Musical

Stradbroke Library · 11 June, 1930, doors 1900 · £7.50

This is a screening of a live stage performance at the West End of Billy Elliot: The Musical.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. The story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

For tickets visit Stradbroke Library or call 01379 384768

Creative Arts East

In partnership with Creative Arts East

Arts Council England

Funded by Arts Council England