Matthew Bourne's iconic Swan Lake is in its 24th year, however there is no hint of fatigue - a visually lavish spectacle, ingenious, fun and dynamic.

Bourne's introduction of male swans is a masterstroke even though it has been referred to as 'the gay Swan Lake' there are literally hundreds of audition applications from male dancers to be in this show.

This tragic love story is as haunting as ever the tale of the distressed Prince who falls in love with a swan.

Choreographed to Tchaikovsky's rousing original score classical ballet is cleverly infused with other dance styles.

Will Bozier is superb as (The Swan/The Stranger) who leaves you wanting more with his magical and spellbinding performance whilst Dominic North  (The Prince) a principal performer with New Adventures since 2008 is marvellous.

The Queen is not amused as The Girlfriend (Katrina Lyndon) gets herself into disrepute in the Royal Box with several amusing moments which brought ripples of laughter from the audience.

There is something special about Bourne's faultless productions as the richly deserved standing ovation for the entire company that lasted several minutes endorsed.

A fabulous production not to be missed runs until Saturday, 16th March at the Bristol Hippodrome.