MATTHEW Bourne's multi award-winning hit Swan Lake makes its triumphant return to the Plymouth Theatre Royal for the start of a new UK tour.
The stunning production blends dance, humour and spectacle with extravagant, award-winning designs by Lez Brotherston, to create a provocative and powerful Swan Lake for our times.
Now firmly crowned as a modern-day classic, this iconic production is perhaps best-known for replacing the traditional female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble.
It runs until October 26. Details: www.theatreroyal.com or on 01752 267222.
FOR the first time in eight years, Nick Hennessey, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer re-combine as seriouskitchen to create a brand new show.
Drawing on the rich heritage of Scandinavian myths and stories, The Whispering Road is a show blending Nick Hennessey's spellbinding storytelling with Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer's renowned musicianship and their collective wealth of experience of Nordic traditional folk culture.
It plays at Exeter's Barnfield Theatre on Sunday, October 20. Details: www.seriouskitchen.co.uk
EXETER'S Northcott Theatre is the venue for a new evening of work by internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant.
Still Current is the title of a the piece created with lighting designer Michael Hulls.
The evening features newly created duets, trios and solos danced by his remarkable company of dancers including Dickson MBI. He is joined by Carys Staton, whose energetic elegance and delicate strength are showcased in the new creations, and the remarkable Thomasin Gülgeç whose fluid agility and grace are not only demonstrated in the new works but also in the award winning solo Afterlight (Part 1) which is included as part of the evening.
The show will play for two nights on October 22 and 23. Tickets £11.50 to £19.50. Call 01392 493493 or visit www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
FOR one night only the doctor will arrive at Exeter Phoenix on October 24. But it is Dr Phil Hammond who brings his brand new show Games To Play With Your Doctor.
Tickets £16. Call 01392 667080 or visit www.exeterphoenix.org.uk