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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Screening

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes Screening

Filmed Live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London in January 2020


Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) 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 the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.



Adam Cooper – BORIS LERMONTOV, Ballet Impresario

Ashley Shaw – VICTORIA PAGE, A Rising Star

Dominic North – JULIAN CRASTER, A Struggling Composer

Michela Meazza – IRINA BORONSKAYA, Prima Ballerina

Liam Mower – VAN BOLESLAWSKY, Premier Danseur

Glenn Graham – GRISCHA LJUBOV, Ballet Master, Choreographer and Character Artist



Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Bourne

Set & Costume Design – Lez Brotherston

Lighting Design – Paule Constable

Sound Design – Paul Groothuis

Projection Design – Duncan McLean

Orchestrations by Terry Davies

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

Music by Bernard Herrmann


★★★★★ ‘Utterly enthralling’ Daily Express

★★★★★‘Sumptuous. Beautifully told, and full of vivid incident’ Whatsonstage

★★★★  ‘A gorgeous take on a film classic’ The Times

★★★★  ‘A cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Simply magical’ Metro

★★★★  ‘Enthralling. Richly satisfying’ The Guardian

★★★★  ‘Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful’ The Daily Telegraph


Tuesday 19th May 2020 at 7.30pm

Sunday 24th May 2020 at 2pm


£13 - Over 60s/Under16s/Students


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