The production sold out before its world premiere had even opened back in 2016. It went on to win two Olivier Awards - Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Entertainment - and it played to packed out houses as it toured the UK and USA.
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 principal dancers are yet to be announced, so stay tuned for announcements.
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.
An intoxicating slice of magic showcasing Matthew Bourne’s signature artistry, The Red Shoes runs at London’s Sadler’s Wells from 3 December 2019.
Recommended forThose who loved Matthew Bourne's previous shows, such as Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet, shouldn't hesitate to secure The Red Shoes tickets.
Age Recommendations: No under 5s