A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film The Red Shoes returns to London, having 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.
★★★★"A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come" The Observer
★★★★"Enthralling. Richly satisfying" The Guardian
★★★★"Shoes that fit beautifully. Blissful" Daily Telegraph
★★★★"A gorgeous take on a film classic" The Times
Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.
With Adam Cooper, returning to New Adventures after more than 20 years, and Ashley Shaw, Dominic North, Liam Mower, Michela Meazza, Glenn Graham and Cordelia Braithwaite set to revive their acclaimed original roles, this intoxicating drama will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Sadler's Wells Theatre