The Midnight Bell
THE MIDNIGHT BELL
Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho
Step inside The Midnight Bell, a tavern where one particular lonely-hearts club gather to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart; bitter comedies of longing, frustration, betrayal and redemption.
Inspired by the great English novelist Patrick Hamilton(Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square) who created some of the most authentic fiction of his era; stories borne out of years of social interactions with the working man and woman at his favourite location - the London Pub.
History of the Show
Matthew Bourne’s 2021 World Premiere for New Adventures explored the under-belly of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho and Fitzrovia.
Master storyteller Bourne once again joined forces with the Olivier and Tony award-winning team of Lez Brotherston, Terry Davies, Paule Constable and Paul Groothuis for this brand new production. The cast featured twelve of New Adventures’ finest performers in roles that challenged and revealed the darker reaches of the human heart.
Following the premiere of this new work, The Midnight Bell picked up four nominations at the National Dance Awards 2022, winning two of these categories for 'Best Modern Choreography' and 'Outstanding Female Modern Performance - Michela Meazza'.
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Awards & Reviews
National Dance Awards 2022
BEST MODERN CHOREOGRAPHY (winner)
OUTSTANDING FEMALE MODERN PERFORMANCE (winner)
OUTSTANDING MALE MODERN PERFORMANCE (nominated)
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION (nominated)
Lez Brotherston (Designer)