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Matthew Bourne's spectacular Swan Lake is an emotionally satisfying ballet with demanding choreography - but it is also a barrel of laughs.

Swan Lake takes flight, tickles you pink

Oct 17, 2014 5:50 AM

MATTHEW Bourne's Swan Lake arrived at the opening of the Esplanade's da:ns festival with a faint hint of cheese - "world's longest-running ballet!", "all-male cast of swans!", "three Tony awards!" But any cynicism one might have had about the hype gave way to chuckles and giggles within minutes