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Matthew Bourne on The Red Shoes, Satirising Trump, Marius de Vries

Matthew Bourne on his stage version of The Red Shoes, musician and producer Marius de Vries discusses working on La La Land, the challenge of satirising Donald Trump.

Dance choreographer and director Matthew Bourne's adaptation of The Red Shoes, inspired by the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film and the fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen, opened at Sadler's Wells last night before embarking on a national tour. John Wilson talks to Sir Matthew Bourne about bringing his adaptation to the stage, and the forthcoming year-long programme celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bourne's company, New Adventures.

Bafta-winning music producer and composer Marius de Vries, who has worked extensively in film and contemporary music, talks to John Wilson about his latest role on the hit musical film La La Land, and his involvement in some of the most high-profile artists of the past two decades, including Madonna, Bowie, and U2.

Donald Trump provided plenty of material for comedians when he was running for president, but what effect will the notoriously litigious businessman have on satirists when he is in office? Political comedian Andy Zaltzman, photographer Alison Jackson, and comedy journalist Elise Czajkowski join us to discuss.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes


  • Matthew Bourne on The Red Shoes

    Duration: 10:30

  • Satirising Trump

    Duration: 09:53

  • Marius de Vries

    Duration: 07:36

The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes is at Sadler's Wells until 29 January 
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes UK tour

Main image: Ashey Shaw in The Red Shoes
Photo credit: Johan Persson

Satirising Trump

Satirising Trump
Private by Alison Jackson is available now

Andy Zaltzman: 2016 - The Certifiable History 

Marius de Vries

Marius de Vries
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land

La La Land is released in January 


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Matthew Bourne
Interviewed Guest Andy Zaltzman
Interviewed Guest Alison Jackson
Interviewed Guest Elise Czajkowski
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald




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