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The Red Shoes

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Running time: 2 hours

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Based on the film by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER
and the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN fairytale
Music by BERNARD HERRMANN

WORLD PREMIERE

A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its 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.

Matthew Bourne’s magical new adaptation of the legendary Powell and Pressburger film reunites the team who brought you New Adventures’ world-wide hit, Sleeping Beauty, with sumptuous designs by Lez Brotherston (set and costumes), Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (sound).

This world premiere is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerizing music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Martin Scorsese), whose work ranges from the witty and playfully robust to the achingly romantic and bittersweet.

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

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Save £5 Tue 7.30pm in Stalls & Upper Circle and all tickets £35.50 in Stalls & Upper Circle Wed to Thu 7.30pm

Under 16s & Go Card Holders
All tickets £35.50 in Stalls & Upper Circle Tue to Thu 7.30pm

Groups of 10+ 
All tickets £35.50 on bookings of 10 or more in Stalls & Upper Circle Tue to Thu 7.30pm. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book

'BRITAIN'S MOST SUCCESFUL CHOREOGRAPHER WILL BLOW YOUR MIND WITH HIS SHEER IMAGINATION, WIT AND BRIO'

The Times

'BOURNE IS A MASTERLY STORYTELLER'

New York Times

'THE GREAT SHOWMAN OF BRITISH DANCE WITH AN INSTINCTIVE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT AUDIENCES WANT'

Daily Telegraph