Why See The Red Shoes?
put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Matthew Bourne returns with a new show this Christmas, a self-confessed love letter to the theatre; The Red Shoes. Based on the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film, which is in turn based on the tragic fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Red Shoes is the story of a talented young dancer who finds herself torn between love and her career, with heartbreaking consequences.
Starring Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, the production will reuinte Bourne with some of his frequent collaborators Lez Brotherston, lighting designer Paule Constable and sound designer Paul Groothuis and will have as score mixed by Terry Davies, from music by Bernard Herrmann, composer for classic thillers such as Psycho, Vertigo and Citizen Kane.
Opening night: 6 December 2016
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Two hours long including a 20-minute interval
Cast and Creative
Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page
Cordelia Braithwaite as Victoria Page at certain performances
Katrina Lyndon as Victoria Page at certain performances
Sam Archer as Boris Lermentov
Chris Trenfield as Boris Lermentov at certain performances
Dominic North as Julian Kraster
Andrew Monaghan as Julian Kraster at certain performances
Daisy May Kemp
Adapted and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
Set and costume design by Lez Brotherston
Lighting by Paule Constable
Sound design by Paul Groothuis
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