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"The experience of a life time"

Birmingham Hippodrome Review Roundup

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"Thank you Matthew Bourne for a night of dance my daughter won’t forget. 10 stars!"

Jeremy Vine

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"Full of passion, drama and romance, and performed by an outstanding cast against a stunning and innovative set"

The Reviews Hub *****

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"The Red Shoes fizzes with imagination and personality"

Bedfordshire On Sunday

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"Bourne’s gift for storytelling dazzles"

Time Out ****

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"Lively, inventive and beautifully designed – The Red Shoes triumphs"

The Sunday Times

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"Achingly beautiful."

Patricia Ward Kelly

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"Absolutely amazing and the choreography is brilliant; it’s so exciting and so full of vitality."

Anne Reid

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"Simply magical"

Metro ****

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"Red Shoes blew my mind; it’s magical, it’s entertaining, it’s a beautiful story."

Karen Clifton

5

"Sumptuous. Beautifully told, and full of vivid incident"

WhatsOnStage ******

4

"A gorgeous take on a film classic"

The Times ****

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"One of the best films I saw this year wasn’t a film – it was Matthew Bourne’s ballet The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells"

Mark Kermode - Film Critic

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"He’s done it again…Incredibly powerful and intoxicating - I couldn't recommend it enough!"

Douglas Booth

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"Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful."

The Daily Telegraph ****

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"Another triumph for Matthew Bourne & his company."

Elaine Paige

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"So experimental and unusual… the mixture of Broadway in the middle of it all… a great combination of things."

Richard E. Grant

4

"Enthralling. Richly satisfying."

The Guardian ****

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"Ashley Shaw was BREATHTAKING, & the entire show truly enchanting!!"

Janette Manrara

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"Mesmerising, edgy and beautiful. Matthew Bourne is a genius."

Anneka Rice

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"It's funny & thrilling & magical. A stunning piece of dance theatre. Go!"

David Walliams

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"Absolutely beguiling and funny and beautiful."

Caroline Quentin

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"Matthew Bourne has redefined ballet, he’s reinvented it for today."

David Suchet

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"It is dance theatre at its very finest."

Barry Humphries

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"Amazing... The dance was just beautiful!"

Gorka Marquez

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"Congratulations Matthew Bourne for your magical The Red Shoes. Breathtakingly beautiful."

Ioan Gruffudd

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"He really is an absolute master and that is a masterpiece."

Mathew Horne

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"Gobsmackingly touching!"

Adam Cooper

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"Astounding. Beg, steal or borrow a ticket."

Christopher Biggins

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"Spellbinding, stunning, Matthew Bourne continues to amaze in partnership with Lez Brotherston again, creating unforgettable theatre"

Bruno Tonioli

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"Absolutely glorious, it’s a brave thing to do to take a favourite, iconic film and turn it into a ballet like that. Unbelievable."

Jennifer Saunders

5

"Matthew Bourne’s finest achievement to date"

The Stage *****

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"The cultural event of the year. Joy, wit, incredible skill from this remarkable company!"

Jason Watkins

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"A masterpiece. The design, music, storytelling & choreography are exceptional. And it's beautifully danced by all."

Peter Polycarpou

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"Awesome!"

Tom Daley

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"Where to begin the praise of The Red Shoes? It's astounding in every facet. In short, it will enhance your life!"

Adam Garcia

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"An outstanding production. Fabulous evening."

Darcey Bussell

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"Red Hot! A night to remember."

Baz Bamigboye

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"A feast for the eye, animated by sharp detail and witty characterisation. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come."

Observer