Lez Brotherston to receive an OBE

31 December 2021
Lez Brotherston in The Red Shoes rehearsals

New Adventures is thrilled to congratulate Associate Artist and Tony and Olivier Award Winning designer Lez Brotherston on his Order of the British Empire in The Queen’s New Year Honours 2022 for services to Dance and Theatre.

Matthew Bourne said, “Sending enormous congratulations to Lez Brotherston OBE on this much deserved honour, from the entire New Adventures Family. As my foremost collaborator, Lez’s contribution to the success of New Adventures is incalculable and much loved and admired across our industry. His particular contribution to dance design is unprecedented from his collaborations with Northern Ballet (under Christopher Gable) and Scottish Ballet (under Christopher Hampson) being especially significant. However, I’m proud to say that his longest association is the role he has had in shaping what many would recognise as the New Adventures “style” - our repertory of works is synonymous with the genius of Lez Brotherston - and today we celebrate a great man of contemporary theatre receiving the recognition that he so richly deserves”

Lez Brotherston is an Associate Artist of New Adventures. His long collaboration with Matthew Bourne includes: Romeo and Juliet, The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands, Lord of The Flies, Swan Lake, A Play Without Words, Highland Fling, Dorian Gray, Cinderella and The Car Man.

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