The Red Shoes UK Tour starring Adam Cooper and Ashley Day

Following an acclaimed record-breaking tour, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures will reprise The Red Shoes UK Tour by popular demand with Adam Cooper and Ashley Day in the cast.

Book now for Mathew Bourne's The Red Shoes - Tour and Ticket information

Following the success of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Car Man and their record-breaking World premiere tour of The Red Shoes, New Adventures have announced that Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes. The production will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 18 November before undertaking a UK tour.

A beloved fairy-tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its 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.

This new tour of The Red Shoes will star Adam Cooper and Ashley Shaw  will star in The Red Shoes. Also confirmed to revive their acclaimed created roles from the Original Cast are Dominic North as ‘Julian’, Liam Mower as ‘Ivan’, Michela Meazza as ‘Irina’, Glenn Graham as ‘Grischa’ and Cordelia Braithwaite who also plays ‘Victoria Page’

Matthew Bourne said today “The return of Adam Cooper after 20 years is a major event in New Adventures history. Through his iconic role as The Swan, Adam is still an inspirational figure for many of my dancers so I am delighted that the current generation of company stars will get the chance to work alongside him in The Red Shoes. Adam and I have talked many times over the years about working together again so I am utterly thrilled to have finally managed to persuade him to come home to his New Adventures family in the perfect role of Boris Lermontov, another iconic role that I’m sure he will make all his own” 

The Red Shoes will have a new score arranged by Terry Davies, using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the productions will have sets and costumes by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and Sound by Paul Groothius.


18 – 23 November 2019
Theatre Royal Plymouth

26 – 30 November 2019
The Lowry, Salford

3 December 2019 – 19 January 2020
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

Further 2020 tour dates to be announced.


21 – 26 November 2016
Plymouth Theatre Royal

29 November – 3 December 2016
The Lowry, Manchester

6 December 2016 – 29 January 2017
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

31 January – 4 February 2017
New Victoria Theatre, Woking

7 February – 11 February 2017
Birmingham Hippodrome

14 – 18 February 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre

21 – 25 February 2017
Norwich Theatre Royal

7 – 11 March 2017
Nottingham Theatre Royal

14 – 18 March 2017
Wales Millennium Centre

21 – 25 March 2017
The Mayflower, Southampton

28 March – 1 April 2017
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

4 – 9 April 2017
The Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol

11 – 15 April 2017
New Wimbledon Theatre

9 – 13 May 2017
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

30 May – 3 June 2017
Sheffield Lyceum

6 June – 10 June 2017
Kings Theatre Glasgow

13 June – 17 June 2017
Wycombe Swan

27 June – 1 July 2017
Liverpool Empire

11 – 15 July 2017
The Lowry Manchester

19 – 22 July 2017
Birmingham Hippodrome


Send this to a friend