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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About the show

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. See it from 3 December 2019.

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 for

Those 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: Under 5s will not be admitted.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)
Opened: 03 Dec 2019
Press night: 03 Dec 2019
Booking from: 18 Jan 2020
Booking until: 19 Jan 2020

Location and map

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Ave
London, EC1R 4TN

233 Reviews Add review

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, 15 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.

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.

nataliaivlikova 6 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful show, really enjoyed it.

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

pumpkin08 5' 1", 88 reviews, 0 helpful votes

evesangle 167cm, 58 reviews, 2 helpful votes