The Red Shoes
Watch Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at the BFI November 2023 with a Q&A from Matthew Bourne and Ashley Shaw.
Directed by Ross MacGibbon. Starring Ashley Shaw, Adam Cooper, Dominic North, Michela Meazza, Liam Mower and Glenn Graham.
A testament to the longstanding love affair between dance and cinema, Matthew Bourne’s production is an homage to Powell and Pressburger’s rapturous masterpiece. Bourne skilfully transposes the film to the stage, while also introducing some delightful new surprises, as only he and the New Adventures company can deliver. It features a rich score based on the music of Bernard Herrmann as well as a series of intoxicating duets.
Tickets £20, concessions £16 (non-Members pay £2 more).
The History of the Show
World Premiere: 21 November 2016 at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Following its premiere, The Red Shoes enjoyed an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells before continuing its UK tour in 2017.
The Red Shoes had its American premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on 15 September 2017, followed by seasons at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Blumenthal Performing Arts in Charlotte, and City Center, New York.
Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoesreturned to Sadler's Wells in 2019 for a seven-week Christmas season from 5 December 2019 - 19 January 2020.
Running time: Approximately 2 hrs, including a 20 minute interval
Age recommendation: Suitable for children aged 5+, but we recommend reading the film's synopsis, as there are some mature themes.
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Awards & Reviews
MANCHESTER THEATRE AWARDS 2017
Nominated for The Robert Robson Award for Best New Dance
OLIVIER AWARDS 2017
Winner of Best Entertainment
Matthew Bourne winner of Best Theatre Choreographer
HOSPITAL CLUB'S H.CLUB 100 AWARD
Ashley Shaw winner of Theatre & Performance
BROADWAY WORLD UK AWARDS 2017
Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production
NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2017
Matthew Bourne for ‘The Red Shoes’ nominated for Best Modern Choreography
Ashley Shaw as Vicky Page in ‘The Red Shoes’ winner of Outstanding Female Performance (Modern)
LOS ANGELES DRAMA CRITICS AWARDS 2017
Matthew Bourne winner of the LADC Choreography award
Lez Brotherston winner of the LADC Costume Designaward
Paule Constable nominated for the LADC Lighting Design award
BIRMINGHAM WHAT'S ON AWARDS 2018
Nominated for Best Dance Production
BESSIE AWARDS 2018
Nominated for Outstanding Production
Lez Brotherston (Set & Costume), Duncan McLean (Video & Projection) & Paule Constable (Lighting) nominated for Outstanding Visual Design