Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes returns to Sadler’s Wells three years after it first premiered – and while the score and dance remain exquisite, there is a depth to this ballet that has only matured over time.
Adam Cooper and Ashley Shaw will star in the return of Matthew Bourne’s double Olivier award-winning production of The Red Shoes for New Adventures.
Thrilling and dynamic, Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake stays with you long after the curtain has come down.
Swan Lake is a sumptuous production full of glorious moments which you’d be hard pressed not to revel in. A powerful, intricately choreographed and danced show, this is a must see for ballet regulars and newbies alike.
The most famous aspect of Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake is the replacement of lithe ballerinas with muscular male dancers but this is a much reimagined story and as with all of New Adventures’ productions the mix of recognisable settings, dark imagery and moments of high comedy makes for a thoroughly entertaining evening.
Iconic modern dance favourite Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake makes a welcome return in a freshly re-polished staging. Seeing at least one production by New Adventures each year has made it clear that their quality control is of the very highest order.
As one of dance’s most iconic productions, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns home to a rapturous reception.
It’s 23 years since Mathew Bourne changed the gender of the swans in Swan Lake for his choreography of the ballet but it still stands the test of time.
Bourne’s Swan Lake is timeless, this production as fresh as ever, while a company that embodies a tireless amount verve, ingenuity, precision and emotion ensure this is a revival to be universally celebrated.
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its creation, this pristine revival of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella is a very welcome choice for Sadler’s Wells annual Matthew Bourne winter season.
Dazzling and affecting in equal measure, Matthew Bourne’s new work is as superbly realised as it is ingeniously conceived.
The influences of cinema on Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes are everywhere. Walking into Sadler’s Wells one sees that the stage is hidden behind an old style cinema curtain. The impression is both enchanting and effective, for Bourne’s latest offering is, in its elements, a ballet about a movie, about a ballet.
Well, he’s done it again. Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, based on the iconic movie by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger is a triumph, whichever way you look at it. Scenic-wise, music wise and not least as a gripping story, from first to last you know you are in the hands of someone who loves and has complete mastery over the technical and dramatic qualities of theatre.
The final performance of the current London season at Sadler’s Wells sees Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty in excellent shape for its coming UK and world tour.
Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale comes to the stage this season as Matthew Bourne completes his trilogy of Tchaikovsky’s ballets. Sleeping Beauty (originally premiered in 2012) follows Swan Lake and The Nutcracker in typical Bourne style – it is clever, gripping and awe-inspiring.