Britain's most successful choreographer will blow your mind with his sheer imagination, wit and brio

The Times on Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Winner of Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Entertainment and Family

 

Best Theatre Choreographer at the Olivier Awards

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles), with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes),  Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).

Direct from a sell-out eight week season at Sadler’s Wells, The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Based on the film by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER and the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN fairytale

Music by BERNARD HERRMANN

Running time: About 2 hours (including a 15 minute interval)
    'Bourne is a masterly storyteller'  
New York Times
    ‘The great showman of British dance with an instinctive understanding of what audiences want’
Daily Telegraph
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