Matthew Bourne’s gorgeous take on the film classic comes to cinemas for the first time.
Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an utterly enthralling 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.
Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.
Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster.
This cinematic masterpiece will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
★★★★ The Times
‘A gorgeous take on a film classic’
★★★★ The Guardian
‘Enthralling. Richly satisfying’
“Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful”
“A cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage”
The Evening Standard
“Sumptuous. Beautifully told, and full of vivid incident”
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