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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne’s adaptation of the legendary film has won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA. A recording of the stage performance made at Sadler’s Wells.

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film has won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA. This production is a recording of the stage performance made at Sadler’s Wells.

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page (Ashley Shaw) lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men, Boris Lermontov (Adam Cooper) and Julian Craster (Dominic North), who inspire her passion.

Set to the music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and played by the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection from Duncan McLean.

1 hour, 36 minutes

Last on

Sun 9 Jan 2022 19:25

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:50

    Bernard Herrmann, Joel McNeely, Seattle Symphony Orchestra

    Fahrenheit 451: The Bedroom

  • 00:51

    The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Herrmann

    Herrmann: Fahrenheit 451

  • 01:11

    Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra

    Concerto Macabre For Piano and Orchestra (From "Hangover Square")

  • 01:19

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

    Andante Cantabile (From "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir")

Credits

Role Contributor
Dancers New Adventures
Choreographer Matthew Bourne
Director Ross MacGibbon
Producer Lucie Conrad
Production Company Illuminations

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