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The Red Shoes

Sadler's Wells

Matthew Bourne's new ballet production of The Red Shoes receives an eight week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, following one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Matthew Bourne’s new ballet production of The Red Shoes receives an eight week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, following one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film and the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and ambition. It centres on Victoria Page (portrayed by Ashley Shaw), a young woman who lives to dance, but whose meteoric rise becomes a battleground for the two men who inspire her.

With a new score arranged by Terry Davies based on the Hollywood score by Bernard Herrmann, and with direction and choreography from the internationally-lauded Bourne, this is a mesmeric, intoxicating drama of life imitating art – with tragic, desperate consequences.

A show which promises to dazzle, dizzy and break hearts.

Previews From
06/12/2016

Opening Night
14/12/2016

Closing Night
29/01/2017

Running time
2h

Nearest Tube
Angel (250m)

Nearest Bus
19, 38, 341

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ashley Shaw, Cordelia Braithwaite, Katrina Lyndon, Sam Archer, Chris Trenfield, Dominic North, Andrew Monaghan, Michela Meazza, Anjali Mehra, Nicole Kabera, Liam Mower, Danny Reubens, Glenn Graham, Leon Moran, Steph Billers, Will Bozier, Jack Jones, Daisy May Kemp, Phil King, Dominic Lamb, Kate Lyons, Joe Walkling, Katie Webb, Joshua Harriette, Seren Williams

Creative

Director - Matthew Bourne

Producer - New Adventures

Choreographer - Matthew Bourne

Conductor - Lez Brotherston

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Set Designer - Lez Brotherston

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Music By - Bernard Herrmann

ABOUT Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN