We're delighted to announce that Matthew Bourne's double Olivier award-winning dance adaptation of the legendary film The Red Shoes will be screened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 19 and 24 May.
Cinema tickets will go on sale on Friday 21 February.
Matthew Bourne commented:
‘I’m proud that for nearly 20 years, New Adventures has built an unprecedented audience for dance. Cinema plays a vital role in ensuring we can take our productions to many more places, both across the UK and around the world, than it is possible for us to reach with our live performances. I am delighted that our dance production of The Red Shoes, based on the Powell and Pressburger film that I have loved since I was a teenager, will now have its moment on the big screen.’
World-famous dancer, actor and choreographer, Adam Cooper, returns to New Adventures after more than 20 years to play the iconic role of Svengali-like Impresario ‘Boris Lermontov’. One of New Adventures much-loved stars, Ashley Shaw, reprises her award-winning role of ‘Victoria Page’ having first created it for the 2016 World Premiere Season. Acclaimed New Adventures performer, Dominic North, dances the role of struggling composer ‘Julian Craster’, with whom Victoria falls in love. The filmed cast also includes other celebrated New Adventures dancers: Michela Meazza as the Prima Ballerina of Ballet Lermontov ‘Irina Boronskaya’, Liam Mower as Premier Danseur ‘Ivan Boleslawsky’ and Glenn Graham as the Ballet Master ‘Grischa Ljubov’.
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Orchestrations by Terry Davies
BORIS LERMONTOV, Ballet Impresario: Adam Cooper
VICTORIA PAGE, A Rising Star: Ashley Shaw
JULIAN CRASTER, A Struggling Composer: Dominic North
IRINA BORONSKAJA, Prima Ballerina: Michela Meazza
IVAN BOLESLAWSKY, Premier Danseur: Liam Mower
GRISCHA LJUBOV, Ballet Master, Choreographer and Character Artist: Glenn Graham
NADIA – Rose Goddard
SVETLANA – Bryony Harrison
BERYL – Stephanie Billers
PAMELA – Kate Lyons
MIKHAIL – Danny Reubens
ANTON – Harrison Dowzell
SERGE – Jackson Fisch
FREDERIC – Joao Carolino
LADY NESTON (Victoria’s Aunt), JOYCE (Auditionee), EDITH (Costume Designer) – Daisy May Kemp
SERGEI RATOV (Scenic Designer) – Reece Causton
DIMITRI (Lermontov Secretary & Company Manager) – Ben Brown
MUSIC HALL PERFORMERS, LADY NESTON’s GUESTS and other characters played by members of the Company
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
Set & Costume Design by Lez Brotherston
Lighting Design by Paule Constable
Sound Design by Paul Groothuis
Projection Design by Duncan McLean
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and produced by Illuminations. It is being screened in cinemas worldwide by More2Screen, a leading Event Cinema distributor based in London.
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London and is the seventh New Adventures production to be filmed in partnership with More2Screen and distributed to cinemas worldwide.
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