Matthew Bourne's DORIAN GRAY Returns to Sadler's Wells, Sets 2009 UK Tour

Dorian Gray returns in 2009
Following the record breaking world premiere of Dorian Gray
at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2008, Matthew
Bourne's darkly seductive dance theatre event went on to
play to sell-out houses at Sadler's Wells last summer. This
mesmerising adaptation of Oscar Wilde's cautionary fable The
Picture of Dorian Gray, will now tour to regional venues
across the UK and play a further two week season at Sadler's
Wells as well as International Festivals in Italy and Russia
in 2009.

Cast details are announced
Much of the highly acclaimed original cast of the production
return including Richard Winsor as Dorian Gray,and Michela
Meazza as Lady H. They are joined by Jason Piper who takes
the role of Basil Hallward. Jason last worked with New
Adventures dancing The Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in
2005. Other cast members include: Ashley Bain, Joe
Colasanti, Jared Hageman, Dominic Lamb, Christopher Marney,
Dominic North, Joe Walkling and Chloe Wilkinson. Further
casting to be announced shortly.

New Adventures wins top Festival award
Dorian Gray was awarded the Edinburgh Festival Herald Angel
Award for Excellence at the 2008 Festival. More accolades
followed at the National Dance Awards, with New Adventures
nominated for Outstanding Company. Matthew Bourne was also
nominated in the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice
Awards 2008 in the Best Choreography category.


Dorian Gray - a contemporary fable
Set in the image-obsessed worlds of contemporary art and
politics, this "black fairy tale" tells the story of an
exceptionally alluring young man who makes a pact with the
devil. Amongst London's beautiful people, Dorian Gray is the
"It Boy" - an icon of beauty and truth in an increasingly
ugly world.

The themes behind Wilde's cautionary tale - the destructive
power of beauty; the blind pursuit of pleasure; the darkness
and corruption that lie beneath the charming facade - have
never been timelier.

New Adventures
Best known for his adaptations of classic stories, Swan
Lake, Nutcracker!, The Car Man and Edward Scissorhands.
Dorian Gray is Matthew Bourne's newest production. The show
reunites the team that created the double Olivier award-
winning hit Play Without Words: designer, Lez Brotherston,
composer, Terry Davies and lighting designer, Paule
Constable.

A Sadler's Wells Resident Company, New Adventures is the
foremost dance theatre company in the UK, having created an
enormous new audience for dance with some of the most
popular dance productions of the last decade. In 2008, three
New Adventures productions were performed; Nutcracker!
toured throughout the UK, Dorian Gray which became the most
successful dance production in the 62 year history of the
Edinburgh International Festival, made it's sell-out London
debut at Sadler's Wells and played limited dates across the
UK. Edward Scissorhands toured Australia (including a
season at The Sydney Opera House -the first British dance
company to ever play the iconic venue), France, Greece,
Belgium and the UK, with a seven week Christmas season at
Sadler's Wells. The production has now played 585
performances.

Re:bourne (Adventures in Dance) forms the educational heart
of New Adventures. This year-round programme of workhops,
residencies, INSET and talks is designed to be accessible to
any school or organisation wanting to step inside the
creative process and productions that have made New
Adventures a world-wide phenomenon, through the experience
and expertise of the company's dancers and associates.
Meet The Choreographer sessions with Matthew Bourne will
take place following the Opening Night performances at most
venues, please check the website for details.

Visit www.new-adventures.net/pages/rebourne for more
information or call 020 7713 6766.

For information about all of New Adventures' work please
visit www.new-adventures.net

TOUR DATES:

Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Wed 3rd - Sat 6th June
Box Office 020 84647131
www.ambassadortickets.com/The-Churchill

Milton Keynes Theatre
Tue 9th - Sat 13th June
Box Office 01908 547500
www.ambassadortickets.com/Milton-Keynes-Theatre

Teatro Alighieri, Ravenna Festival
Fri 19th - Sun 21st June
Box Office +39 544 249211
www.ravennafestival.org

The Alhambra, Bradford
Tue 30th June - Sat 4th July
Ticket office: 01274 432000
www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/index.asp

Sadler's Wells
Tues 7th- Sun 19th July
Box Office 0844 412 4300
www.sadlerswells.com

Mossovet Theatre, Chekhov Festival, Moscow
Tuesday 28th July - Sunday 2nd August
Box Office +7 095 223-96-51
http://chekhovfest.ru

The Curve, Leicester
Tue 15th - Sat 19th September
Box Office 0116 2423560
www.curveonline.co.uk

The Lyceum, Sheffield
Tue 22nd - Sat 26th September
Box Office 0114 249 6000
www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Tue 29th September - Sat 3rd October
Box Office 0871 297 5454
www.theatreroyalglasgow.com

The New Wimbledon Theatre
Tue 6th - Sat 10th October
Box Office 0871 297 5454
www.ambassadortickets.com/New-Wimbledon-Theatre

The Lowry, Salford
Wed 21st - Sat 24th October
Box Office 0870 787 5780
www.thelowry.com

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tue 27th - Sat 31st October
Box Office 08700 40 2000
www.wmc.org.uk

The Swan, High Wycombe
Tue 3rd - Sat 7th November
Box Office 01494 512000
www.wycombeswan.co.uk

Birmingham Hippodrome
Tue 10th - Sat 14th November
Box Office 0844 338 5000
www.birminghamhippodrome.com

The New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Tue 17th - Sat 21st November
Box Office 0871 297 5454
www.ambassadortickets.com/New-Victoria-Theatre

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