The Red Shoes

£15-£75

A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne's triumphant adaptation of the legendary film 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.



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, and 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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours, including one intermission

Tuesdays at 7:30pm

Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Thursdays at 7:30pm

Fridays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret opens its 16th season on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm with Broadway legend Maurice Hines performing Tappin' Thru Life. Backed by the acclaimed, all-female The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and his tap protégés, The Manzari Brothers, Maurice will tap through his incredible career in a jazzy song-and-dance celebration that pays tribute to his late brother Gregorya?"with whom he appeared on the stage of The Venetian Rooma?"and other artistic influences, from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne offering his distinctive take on American standards, like Luck Be a Lady, I've Got You Under My Skin, It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing), and much more. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
New Adventures has announced the full cast for the return of Matthew Bourne's double Olivier award-winning, smash hit production of The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 11 a?' Saturday 15 February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
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by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 14, 2019
Sarah Bowden swings by Houston to play the coveted role of 'Cassie' in the Theatre Under the Stars season-opening production of A CHORUS LINE.
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 10, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
The full cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere of Pippi Longstocking, Royal & Derngate's 2019 Made in Northampton Christmas show. Pippi Longstocking is adapted for the stage in the UK for the first time by Mike Akers from Astrid Lindgren's much-loved books, 75 years after they were first written, following on from an initial script by the late John Miller. With original music by Stu Barker, this joyful new musical will be directed by The Wardrobe Ensemble's Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton who co-directed Education, Education, Education for Royal & Derngate in 2017. Design is by Katie Sykes, with Sally Ferguson as lighting designer and Dominic Bilkey as sound designer. An ensemble cast is led by Emily-Mae as Pippi.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Theatremaker Emma Rice is to be honoured with this year's Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre Award at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards, in recognition of the unique, innovative and socially relevant work that she has created and directed all over the country, and her significant influence on the contemporary theatre landscape.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 15, 2019
Unless you are a seasoned movie buff, it is unlikely you will have heard of Jack Cardiff. However, this great British cinematographer had a seismic effect on the way in which we view films, having been the first person to shoot a Technicolor film in Europe. He worked on films such as Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes, filling the screen with previously unseen levels of colour and saturation. In Terry Johnson's play, Prism, we visit Cardiff in his declining years, as dementia robs him of his present, but also returns him to his colourful past.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
A combination of storytelling, musical theater, comedy and jazz, acclaimed master guitarist Bruce Forman brings his one-man show to New York City's theater district. a?oeThe Red Guitara?? will make it's Big Apple debut after playing well over 100 dates in more than 25 cities including Los Angeles, Melbourne, San Francisco, Munich and Denver.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
With The Bay at Nice currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the European premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 12 July, and runs until 14 September. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier today - 7 May, with public booking on 13 May at 9am.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
'You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
More2Screen today announces the cinema release of the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children which will be screened in more than 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 3 October 2019. Directed and adapted for the stage by Emma Rice, the production is the first from her new company Wise Children. Cinema tickets are on sale now at WiseChildrenCinema.com
by Cary Ginell - May 14, 2019
Pacific Festival Ballet of Thousand Oaks will be premiering its new ballet version of Camelot, the original 'Game of Thrones' in two performances on May 18 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Directed and choreographed by Kim Maselli and featuring new music by Eric Allaman.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
The Sonoma Speaker Series is partnering with Transcendence Theatre Company to bring Donna McKechnie to our stage! McKechnie is a professional dancer, singer, actress, choreographer, and author whose illustrious career has spanned more than 50 years. She is regarded internationally as one of Broadway's foremost singing and dancing leading ladies.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
With Orpheus Descending opening at the theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Jenna Russell will lead the company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
New Adventures has announced the return of Matthew Bourne's double Olivier award-winning, smash hit production of THE RED SHOES.
by Mary Lincer - Mar 30, 2019
The second section of Bill T. Jones' Analogy/Trilogy, Lance: aka Pretty the Escape Artist, uses sound design, collage, projection, samples, a score by Nick Hallett, and quotations from Jones' conversations with his nephew Lance T. Briggs along with Jones' choreography to abstract Briggs' biography into this engrossing theatre piece. Jones shares choreography credits with his original cast. The strength of the dancers and the dancing surpasses every other element. The nine performers create scenes and episodes from Briggs' life: his audition for the San Francisco ballet as an 8 year old boy; his various cabarets and drag performances in New York and across Europe; his performance as a 'working girl' in The Castro.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Royal & Derngate announces another world premiere production, a musical staging of Pippi Longstocking, for the venue's Made in Northampton 2019 Christmas show. Meanwhile, the venue's 2018 Christmas production of The Worst Witch continues to tour the UK. Pippi Longstocking is adapted for the stage for the first time by Mike Akers from Astrid Lindgren's much-loved books, with original music by Stu Barker. It will be directed by The Wardrobe Ensemble's Jesse Jones and Helena Middleton who co-directed Education, Education, Education for Royal & Derngate in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Central School of Ballet announces new MA Choreography programme participants: Anjali Mehra-Hughes from New Adventures and Sandrine Monin from Phoenix Dance Theatre. The students joined Central this spring on the MA programme that takes 18 months on average to complete, providing the opportunity for professional choreographers to hone their skills, engage in research and develop their practice at the highest level.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
After opening to tremendous acclaim at London's Old Vic Theatre last year, Emma Rice's exuberant production of Wise Children heads to the Belgrade Theatre next month, promising a spectacular celebration of the joy of song, dance and showbiz.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Sir Matthew Bourne OBE has been announced as the recipient of this year's Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in dance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
New Adventures has announced that Adam Cooper and Ashley Shaw will star in the return of Matthew Bourne's double Olivier award-winning, smash hit production of "THE RED SHOES". The tour opens on Monday 18 November at Theatre Royal Plymouth and runs until Saturday 23 November, before visiting The Lowry, Salford, from Tuesday 26 November to Saturday 30 November; ahead of a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells, London, from Tuesday 3 December to Sunday 19 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer and orchestrator Sid Ramin, best known for his work on West Side Story, has died, according to The New York Times. Ramin was 100 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
In the Jacob's Pillow-exclusive production Sara Mearns: Beyond Ballet, New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns performs in multiple cross-genre collaborations in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 14-18.
by Marianka Swain - Jul 21, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Robert Icke's latest to Fleabag, Evita and witchy adventures, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2019
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, has announced an exciting new season of shows, including well-loved musicals, dance and fresh adaptations of literary works.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Quantum Theatre creates Looking for Violeta, a world premiere collaboration brimming with the music, poetry, joy, and sorrow of the life of legendary Chilean folk singer and activist Violeta Parra.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Lorna Brown, Raghad Chaar and Yoli Fuller join the previously announced Zoe Wanamaker and Zrinka Cviteši? to complete the casting for Two Ladies, a new play by Nancy Harris to be directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Bridge Theatre.
by Gil Kaan - Jan 30, 2019
Choreographer extraordinaire Matthew Bourne, already a force of nature in the British dance arena since 1988, turned the international dance world upside down with his ground-breaking SWAN LAKE in 1995. His unique take on CINDERELLA will land at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre beginning February 5, 2019, as part of its international tour. I had the wonderful occasion to interview Andrew Monaghan, who's dancing the dual lead role of Cinderella's heroic pilot Harry, as well as, The Prince.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Presented by Center Theatre Group, performances for Matthew Bourne's "Cinderella" from New Adventures will begin on February 5 at the Ahmanson Theatre. With direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne and music by Prokofiev, "Cinderella" will open on February 6 at 8 p.m. and performances will continue through March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
On the first day of rehearsals for Emma Rice's inaugural production from her Bristol-based company Wise Children, the company announced tour dates to Bristol Old Vic, running from 23 Jan - 9 Feb 2019, with tickets going on sale today. Tickets will go on sale to priority bookers at noon today, with general on sale from 10am, Today 29 Aug.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Wise Children today announce that Artistic Director, Emma Rice will be stepping into the role of Nora Chance in the critically acclaimed West End production of WISE CHILDREN direct from The Old Vic. Rice will be taking over the role from Etta Murfitt, for all performances at Richmond Theatre from Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar. Press are invited to attend for review on Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Presented by Center Theatre Group, performances for Matthew Bourne's "Cinderella" from New Adventures will begin on February 5 at the Ahmanson Theatre. With direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne and music by Prokofiev, "Cinderella" will open on February 6 at 8 p.m. and performances will continue through March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Wise Children today announce that Artistic Director, Emma Rice will be stepping into the role of Nora Chance in the critically acclaimed production of Wise Children. Rice will be taking over the role from Etta Murfitt, between 26 March - 6 April, covering performances at Richmond Theatre and Belgrade Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to announce that Wise Children Artistic Director Emma Rice will take on a starring role in her critically acclaimed production of the same name when it arrives in Coventry 2-6 April 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), in partnership with The Film Foundation and Institut Lumière, will host the HFPA Film Restoration Summit on March 9 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2019
Stanley Donen, director of movie musicals such as Singin' In The Rain and On The Town, has died, according to Variety. Donen was 94.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Matthew Bourne's 'Cinderella' from New Adventures, presented by Center Theatre Group is now on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Matthew Bourne's 'Cinderella' from New Adventures, presented by Center Theatre Group is now on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Matthew Bourne's 'Cinderella' from New Adventures, presented by Center Theatre Group is now on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 10, 2019. Get a first look at the production in the video below!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Grab your coffee and catch up on today's top stories from around the Broadway World!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Incoming Artistic Director Simon Godwin today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2019-2020 Season. Godwin's debut season highlights his artistic aspirations for the company to create high quality, exciting, inclusive theatre. Godwin states, This is not my season, but ours, everybody's season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
This year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme reflects with many contemporary topics - but also reaches beyond, to a poetic enquiry about the times we live in. Over three weeks performances include 10 World Premieres, reimagined classic texts, inspiring international projects from Australia, Belgium Estonia, Portugal, Sweden, the UK and the USA, and an expanded season of Theatre for Children.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
A NEW production by celebrated choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month (September).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
This October will mark Birmingham Hippodrome's official 120th birthday. To celebrate, the greatest show on earth will come to the city centre with a range of free performances and workshops honouring the theatre's origins as a circus.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
Donna McKechnie, best-known and beloved for her portrayal of Cassie in the original Broadway cast of the 1975 musical 'A Chorus Line' for which she received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, will be the interview guest at a Sonoma Speaker Series event on Wednesday - May 29, 2019 at the Hanna Boys Center Auditorium in Sonoma.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
The Bristol Hippodrome will welcome back New Adventures with Matthew Bourne's double Olivier award-winning, smash hit production of THE RED SHOES from Tuesday 3 March to Saturday 7 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
Playfully poking at our expectations of relationships between ages and genders using dance, circus, and sound, Upswing's new dance-circus hybrid will be touring to arts festivals this summer. With Upswing's characteristic warmth and lightness of touch in gently introducing provocative issues to people of all ages, Catch Me plays with the first assumptions that people make when they see a couple who are of different generations, race and genders. The outdoor show is set in a teetering installation of 30 intricately balanced chairs, which will remain in situ between performances. Artistic Director Vicki Amedume was inspired to make the show after observing people's reactions to her brother, and the show continues Upswing's exploration of identity, and how this can be subverted and reinforced through performance.
by Debbie Gilpin - Apr 10, 2019
A chilly, grey April afternoon: not the most auspicious weather for an occasion such as the Olivier Awards. Before the nominees and guests arrived it looked set to be another rain-soaked affair, as fans and members of the press were subjected to a bit of a drenching, but with the arrival of the stars came a dry spell - and a chance for us to chat with a selection of excited (and nervous) artists on their way into the Royal Albert Hall.