The most popular of all classical ballets comes to the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, for two days on Friday February 29 and Saturday, March 1. Swan Lake is an enchanting production set to soaring music by Tchaikovsky and was originally presented in Moscow

The most popular of all classical ballets comes to the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, for two days on Friday February 29 and Saturday, March 1.Swan Lake is an enchanting production set to soaring music by Tchaikovsky and was originally presented in Moscow in 1877. It has subsequently established itself as one of the great masterpieces and is performed by almost every ballet company in the world.Moscow Ballet - La Classique present this tale and demonstrate their continued quality of dance by thrilling ballet lovers all over the world. They have previously brought to North Devon other favourites, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, and Sleeping Beauty.Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried and his undying love for Swan Queen Odette. An evil sorcerer has cast a spell on Odette to remain a swan except between midnight and dawn when she returns to human form. The spell will only be broken when Odette finds true love. Against all the odds, the power of true love eventually overcomes the evil spell and Siegfried and Odette are united.The mysterious lakeside setting is created in front of your eyes with the famous Dance of the Swans performed by the corps de ballet in perfect symmetry. This famous dance was choreographed as part of a memorial tribute to Tchaikovsky and is a favourite of ballerinas and audiences alike. All dancers want to dance Swan Lake during their careers and all audiences want to see them dance in this, the ultimate fairytale ballet. For further information or to book tickets call the Box Office on 01271 32 42 42 or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk