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Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE
on 3 April 2010
I was recently blown away by Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Birmingham Hippodrome - (I was haunted for days by the images of the beautiful but cruel male swans) and I also remembered Adam Coopers brief but spectacular appearance at the end of Billy Elliot. Having discovered I could own both in a DVD via Amazon, I ordered as soon as it came back into stock.
Oh ladies! Send the men out to the pub, (Tell them you're watching Swan Lake. They won't get out the door fast enough!) get the girlfriends/gay mates around, open a bottle of wine and you have the perfect ingredients for the best night in ever.
You don't even have to like ballet as its not strictly ballet. Adam Cooper with his top off for two hours. What more can a girl/gay guy ask? (although he looks pretty sexy in a dinner jacket too!) It's fast become my secret, guilty pleasure. Not so secret now obviously!
Swan Lake comes with two other ballets so you get three for the price. The Car Man is well worth a look but my 7 yo found it a bit bloody. You can't help feeling sorry for the stagehands and wardrobe mistress who has to clean up afterwards!