Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes


Film Info
Event Type:Ballet in Cinema
Run Time:97 minutes


Matthew Bourne’s gorgeous take on the film classic comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, “The Red Shoes” is an utterly enthralling 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.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s “The Red Shoes” stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston.

“Utterly enthralling.” — Daily Express

“Sumptuous. Beautifully told, and full of vivid incident.” — Whatsonstage

“A gorgeous take on a film classic.” — The Times

“A cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage.” — Evening Standard

“Simply magical.” — Metro

“Enthralling. Richly satisfying.” — The Guardian

“Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful.” — The Daily Telegraph