REEL Adventures - A Festival of Classics

16 April 2020

New Adventures is delighted to announce

REEL Adventures - A Festival of Classics

Including the Broadcast Premieres of last year's hit new Production of Romeo and Juliet

The spectacular new production of the iconic Swan Lake

Plus all-time favourite The Car Man

New Adventures is delighted to announce A Festival of Classics as part of its REEL Adventures online programme bringing the adventures to you; including a series of Broadcast Premieres on Sky TV and rare screenings of some of Matthew Bourne’s most beloved productions.


“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our dedicated community of friends and followers. It’s important, now more than ever, that we stay connected with each other whilst we navigate what is an incredibly challenging time for us all. We have always endeavoured to bring our productions to a wider audience through collaborations with Sky Arts and More2Screen. At a time when none of us are able to enjoy a live performance at our local theatre we’re delighted to be able to reach audiences through their TV. Huge thanks go to Sky Arts and all those involved in creating these films for making this possible at such short notice.”

- Matthew Bourne


Swan Lake

The Swan/The Stranger – Will Bozier
The Prince – Liam Mower
The Queen – Nicole Kabera
The Girlfriend – Katrina Lyndon
The Private Secretary – Glenn Graham

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo – Paris Fitzpatrick
Juliet – Cordelia Braithwaite
Tybalt – Dan Wright
Mercutio – Ben Brown
Balthasar, Mercutio’s Boyfriend – Jackson Fisch
Benvolio – Harrison Dowzell
Senator and Mrs Montague – Matt Petty & Daisy May Kemp
Rev. Bernadette Laurence – Daisy May Kemp

The Car Man 

Luca, The Car Man – Chris Trenfield
Lana – Zizi Strallen
Rita – Kate Lyons
Angelo – Dominic North
Dino – Alan Vincent

In addition to the broadcasts REEL Adventures offers a different activity for every day of the week: “Motivational Mondays”, “Tune in Tuesdays”, “Pro Wednesdays”, “Vintage Adventures”, “Feature Fridays”, “Workshop Weekends” and “Sunday Sessions. The programme includes a live company class once a week – led by New Adventures artists and open to everyone, creative tasks for children, live Q&As, as well as access to behind the scenes footage and rarely seen treasures from the New Adventures archive, curated and introduced by Matthew Bourne. 

You can join our REEL Adventure Mailing List to be the first to receive exclusive access to the upcoming weekly schedules.

Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and The Car Man were filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, in collaboration with Sky Arts and More2Screen, Produced by Lucie Conrad for Illuminations and Directed by Ross MacGibbon.   

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