Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes | About the Event | Worldwide Cinema Release from September 2020

Cinema screenings of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes have been rescheduled and this special event will now be released in venues worldwide from 30 September 2020. Tickets are going on sale over the next few weeks so if your preferred venue is not yet available please do check back again soon.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, ‘a gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times), comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) 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.

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, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.

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’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

Music by Bernard Herrmann
Orchestrations by Terry Davies

Gallery Images Photo Credit © Johan Persson

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London in January 2020 | Running time 97 minutes | BBFC Cert: U

‘Utterly enthralling’

Daily Express

‘Sumptuous. Beautifully told, and full of vivid incident’


‘A gorgeous take on a film classic’

The Times

‘A cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’

Evening Standard

‘Simply magical’


‘Enthralling. Richly satisfying’

The Guardian

‘Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful’

The Daily Telegraph

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