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Sunday, May 29, 2022


The Rhumbelow Classics Cinema on the Big Screen will present The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake, filmed on May 19, 2022, at the Royal Opera House, London, with the Royal Opera Orchestra

There are three screenings – Wednesday June 15 at 18h30, and two on Thursday June 16 (Public Holiday – Youth Day) at 14h00 and 18h30, all at the Rhumbelow Durban.

Running time: 3 hours & 20 minutes (including two intervals).

The classic Swan Lake fairy tale represents the battle between good and evil, and the attempt of love to conquer all. The magic of the lakes, forests and palaces is brought to life with glittering designs by John Macfarlane and a sublime score by Tchaikovsky.

The Royal Ballet’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake returns to the Royal Opera House stage after its 2020 revival was interrupted by the pandemic’s closure of theatres. This classic of the repertory is testament to the late choreographer Liam Scarlett’s abiding love of classicism and innate musicality, which shine through this production.

The cast is headed by Lauren Cuthbertson (Odette/Odile) and William Bracewell (Prince Siegfried)


Original choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Production: Liam Scarlett

Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton

Designer: John Macfarlane

Lighting designer: David Finn


Picnic baskets may be brought to Rhumbelow Theatre, or food can be purchased onsite – burgers, wors rolls, chicken pops and chips, cheesy Russians, snack baskets etc. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). The venue opens 60 minutes before the show for snacks/drinks.

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members together. With the current Covid levels, the venues will be limiting capacity to 50% maximum and Covid protocols will apply. Masks must be worn except when eating or drinking.

Limited secure parking is available.

Tickets R100. Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636 or visit

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.