Welcome to REEL Adventures
Take a look through REEL Adventures to see how you can watch our productions from the comfort of your own home, explore exclusive behind-the-scenes content from our shows; find activities suitable for the whole family and discover rarely seen treasures from New Adventures history.
On the Small Screen
New Adventures productions, in your home.
“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.”
The Many Ways to Watch Our Shows
What's even better is that these films are available internationally, meaning all of our friends from across the globe can enjoy our award-winning productions from the comfort of your own homes. Grab your snacks and let us sweep you off your feet, we’re bringing the Adventures to you.
Bourne to Dance is the podcast from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures that celebrates the love of dance, creativity and storytelling. It explores this innately expressive art form and questions why dance moves, inspires and excites us.
New Adventures Resident Artist, Paul Smethurst will speak to members of the New Adventures family to discover their unique story of how they first encountered dance and how it has impacted their lives.
SERIES 1 EPISODES
Episode 1: Sir Matthew Bourne
Sir Matthew Bourne OBE is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director. For over 30 years he has been creating and directing dance for musicals, theatre, film as well as his own highly successful, award-winning companies.
A Tony Award winning artist, he also holds the prestigious honour of being the individual with the most Olivier Award wins, having won nine in his career.
Tune in to Sir Matthew's episode, premiering on International Dance Day, on Thu 29 April.
Episode 2: Ashley Shaw
Ashley Shaw has been a principal dancer with New Adventures since 2010 dancing roles including Cinderella in Cinderella (2010-11 and 2017-18), Princess Sugar in Nutcracker! (2011-12), Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (2012-13 & 2015-16), Kim Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (2014-15) and Lana in The Car Man (2015). Ashley originated the role of Vicky Page in the world premiere of The Red Shoes (2016-2017).
Ashley was the Winner of The Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) 2018.
Episode 2 with featuring Ashley Shaw is out on Thu 6 May.
Episode 3: Brenda Emmanus
Brenda Emmanus OBE has had a long career in national television and radio, being a familiar face on ITV’s “This Morning”, and a regular presenter of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Specials with Kirsty Wark. She is an Arts, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent most recently working for the BBC.
Brenda was awarded an OBE for services to Broadcasting and Diversity in 2019, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts in 2020.
Brenda Emmanus joins us for Epsiode 3, which is out on Thu 13 May.
Episode 4: Layton Williams
Layton Williams began his career at the age of 12 playing the title role of ‘Billy’ in the West End production of “Billy Elliot”. He went on to make his debut TV appearance as ‘Kylie’ in the BBC comedy “Beautiful People”.
His subsequent credits include appearing in “The Car Man” and “The Lord of the Flies”, both for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, as well as playing ‘Jamie’ in “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” at the Apollo Theatre, ‘Paul’ in “Kiss Me, Kate” at the Sheffield Crucible, ‘Seaweed’ in the 2018 UK Tour of “Hairspray” and ‘Angel’ in the London and UK Tour production of “Rent”.
Episode 4 featuring Layton Williams is out on Thu 20 May.
Episode 5: Kane Husbands
Kane Husbands is Artistic Director of The PappyShow theatre company, a company dedicated to diverse approaches to visual narratives with movement training at the heart of their practice.
For the company he has directed “BOYS”, “GIRLS, “CARE” and “Wait til the End”. As a movement director he has worked on “Butterfly Lion” for Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, “Last King of Scotland” for Sheffield Crucible and “One Night in Miami” for the Nottingham Playhouse. He is a lecturer at University of the Arts London, and University of West London.
Episode 5 is out on Thu 27 May, featuring Kane Husbands.
Episode 6: Paule Constable
Paule Constable is an Olivier and Tony Award winning Lighting Designer who is an Associate Artist of New Adventures and whose work with the company includes “Swan Lake”, “The Red Shoes, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Romeo and Juliet” “Dorian Gray ” and “Play Without Words”.
Her National Theatre credits include “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, “Follies”, “Angels in America” and “War Horse”. Her other credits include “Wolf Hall” for the RSC in the West End and on Broadway, “Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert” at the O2, together with designing the lighting for the new 25th Anniversary production of “Les Misérables” worldwide.
Paule Constable's episode is the 6th and final episode of this series. It will be out on Thu 3 June.
WAYS TO LISTEN
We are producing a growing number of exciting digital projects, both across our productions and engagement work. Peruse some of our recent work below!