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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Tuesday 14 April - Saturday 18 April 2020 Dance
Book Now Tickets £23.50 to £51.00

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale
Music by Bernard Herrman

A sell-out before its world premiere tour opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling 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 achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

Early booking is highly recommended for the show’s much anticipated return.

Venue: Theatre Royal

Running time: 2 hours (including interval)

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+

Access Performances

Audio Described: 18/04/2020 14:30

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Royal Members
Save up to £9 on Stalls & Upper Circle seats making tickets £39.50 on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm performances.

Under 26s
All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets just £37.50. Available on Tuesday– Thursday 7.30pm performances.

Groups of 10+
All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets just £42 on bookings of 10 or more. Available on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

Concessions are not available in the Dress Circle or Balcony, or on Friday 7.30pm or Saturday 7.30pm performances.

‘Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful’

Daily Telegraph

‘A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come’


‘A gorgeous take on a film classic’

The Times

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14 April


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15 April


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16 April


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16 April


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