Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale
Music by Bernard Herrmann
A sell-out before its world premiere tour opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.
The Red Shoes is a 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.
Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.
The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
‘Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful’
‘A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come’
‘Enthralling. Richly satisfying’
Artwork image: Hugo Glendinning
Photo credit: Johan Persson
Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes at New Victoria Theatre
Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes at New Victoria Theatre from Tuesday 4th February to Saturday 8th February 2020.