World famous, dancer, actor and choreographer, Adam Cooper returned to New Adventures after more than 20 years in 2019, to play the iconic role of Svengali-like Impresario Boris Lermontov in Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes. This will be the third time Adam Cooper has collaborated with Matthew Bourne.
Joined New Adventures: 1995
New Adventures Highlights: Adam first worked with Matthew in 1995 to create the iconic role of The Swan in Swan Lake, which he played in London, New York, LA and Japan. He returned to work with Matthew Bourne a second time in 1997, creating the role of The Pilot in Cinderella in London and LA.
Other Career Highlights: Principal Dancer and Guest Artist with Royal Ballet (1989-2003), Guest Artist with Scottish Ballet (1997-2001), Junior Dolan in On Your Toes (Haymarket Theatre Leicester, Royal Festival Hall, Japan tour 2001-2004), Seasons at Exeter Festival with Adam Cooper Company (2001-2003), created role of Valmont and Choreographed and Co-Directed Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Sadler’s Wells and Japan Tour 2005), Conceived, Directed, Choreographed and played The Man in Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells 2009), Created role of The Soldier in Will Tuckett’s A Soldiers Tale (Linbury Theatre 2004, 2005, Japan tours 2009, 2015), Don Lockwood in Singin’ In The Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre 2011, Palace Theatre 2012-2013, Tokyo Theatre Orb 2014, 2017) Older Billy in Billy Elliot (Working Title Films, Tiger Aspect Pictures 2000). Choreography for the Olivier Award winning Musical Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre and UK Tour 2014-2017), Director and Choreographer for Candide (Gaertnerplatz Theatre, Munich 2015 and 2020, Oper Köln 2016).
Other Info: For the role of The Swan in Swan Lake, Adam won a Time Out Award, Evening Standard Award, Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer and a received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Actor.
For NEW ADVENTURES
- Swan Lake – 1995 The Swan / Stranger (Original Cast)
- Cinderella – 1997 The Pilot (Original Cast)
- The Red Shoes – 2019/20 Boris Lermontov (Plymouth, Salford & London Only)
- Swan Lake – 1996 The Swan / Stranger
- The Red Shoes – 2020 Boris Lermontov