THE MIDNIGHT BELL
Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho
Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores 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. 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.
Master storyteller Bourne once again joins 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 features twelve of New Adventures’ finest performers in roles that will challenge and reveal the darker reaches of the human heart.
This is a Dance Theatre event not to be missed.
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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)
Behind the Scenes
Find out about upcoming Audio Described performances for The Midnight Bell and venue accessibility on this page.
The list below has the confirmed Audio Described performances for The Midnight Bell. We are working with our partner venues to ensure our performances are accessible to all, and will hopefully have further Audio Described performances confirmed in the coming weeks.
Find direct links to each venues’ access pages in the listings