Bourne’s Red Shoes in Bristol and Southampton

MATTHEW Bourne  and his New Adventures company return to Bristol Hippodrome to perform The Red Shoes from 3rd to 7th March.

Based on the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger film, which in turn was based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy story, Bourne’s dance adaptation sold out before its world premiere in 2016. It has won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Set to the romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, it is orchestrated by Terry Davies and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection from Duncan McLean.

The production also visits the Mayflower in Southampton from 24th to 28th March.
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