New Adventures celebrates 25 years of ground-breaking dance by reviving three of Matthew Bourne’s early works.

Spitfire ‘an advertisement divertissement’ was Bourne’s first hit in 1988. It hilariously places the most famous 19th century ballet showstopper in the world of men’s underwear advertising.

Town And Country from 1991 gave Bourne and his company their first Olivier nomination. It explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noël Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others.

The Infernal Galop was inspired by icons of France in the 30s and 40s. This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clichés joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach’s inevitable Can-Can!.

Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures is suitable for theatregoers aged 12 and older.

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