The Red Shoes UK Tour

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Following the success of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and Car Man, New Adventures have announced the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes. The production will open at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 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.

Matthew Bourne said: “It has been a long held ambition of mine to bring “The Red Shoes” to the stage as a dance/drama. It is set in the theatrical world of a touring dance company. It is actually about dance and dancers, a world that we all understand so well. However, the film’s genius is to make that theatrical world at times surreal, larger than life and highly cinematic. My challenge will be to capture some of that surreal, sensuous quality within the more natural theatre setting. It has also long been an ambition of mine to bring the incomparable music of Bernard Herrmann to the stage. It has been fascinating to discover how much of this music lends itself to story-telling through dance and this production will, I believe, be the first full length ballet to celebrate his unique music.

The coveted role of Victoria Page will be danced by Australian dancer and New Adventures Principal, Ashley Shaw, who is currently playing Aurora in New Adventures’ tour of Sleeping Beauty.

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.


27 June – 1 July 2017
Liverpool Empire

11 – 15 July 2017
The Lowry Manchester

19 – 22 July 2017
Birmingham Hippodrome



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

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