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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at Sadler's Wells tickets
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at Sadler's Wells tickets

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Enchanting ballet makes triumphant return

Matthew Bourne’s sumptuous The Red Shoes returns to Sadler’s Wells for the Christmas season. This gorgeous adaptation of the iconic film charts one girl’s dream to be the world’s greatest dancer.

Ballerina Victoria Page has given her heart to dance. When two men enter the scene, she finds herself torn between love and ambition. As they exert their own desires and agendas upon her, she finds that passion, obsession, and possessiveness all go hand in hand. The piece is based on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film of the same name, which Bourne has adored since his teenage years.

The Red Shoes is set to Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann’s gorgeous score, orchestrated by Terry Davies and performed live by the New Adventures Orchestra. Cinematic designs are by Lez Brotherston, with lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis, and projection by Duncan McLean.

For an intoxicating slice of magic showcasing Matthew Bourne’s signature artistry, don't miss The Red Shoes tickets.

Important information

Playing at: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave, London, EC1R 4TN

Performance dates: 18 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)

Age recommendation: Under 5s will not be admitted.

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A proper ballet which being totally honest isn't what I normally watch but I know the film and story so very much enjoyed it, I may... More

markspears 5"07, 61 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Fabulous show. The set is amazing and the dancers/actors fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. That includes the theatre,... More

deborahb24 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show was in my opinion better than the movie - surprised by a diverse cast. The costumes were corful and not necessarily the traditional... More

mariaifrim 165 cm, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Simply beautiful production, magnificent choreography, exquisitely danced with sumptuous music. Sets were simple, yet lush and extremely... More

stevent6 1 review, 0 helpful votes

An excellent adaptation of this classic film. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and dancers were brilliant. More

mrscrm 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful fairy tale, good mix of classical choreography with some modern dance, but appropriate to go with a conservative mom. More

nataliaivlikova 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful show, really enjoyed it. More

palelylaura 5'10", 166 reviews, 11 helpful votes

Love this Matthew Bourne production Sinister and beautiful Fabulous costumes and choreography A real treat on the eyes More

pumpkin08 5' 1", 93 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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evesangle 167cm, 56 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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