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New Adventures announces the return of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

NEW Adventures has announced the return of Matthew Bourne’s double Olivier Award-winning, smash hit production of The Red Shoes.

A national tour opens on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Theatre Royal Plymouth and runs until Saturday, November 23, before visiting The Lowry, Salford, from Tuesday, November 26 to Saturday, November 30; ahead of a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, from Tuesday, December 3 to Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Further tour dates for 2020 and casting will be announced shortly.

The Red Shoes is a 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.

Set to the achingly romantic 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.

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences, The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

New Adventures is an iconic and ground-breaking British dance-theatre company, famous for telling stories with a unique theatrical twist. For over 30 years Matthew Bourne and New Adventures have delighted, inspired and nurtured people of all ages and backgrounds: audiences, artists and the next generation. The company creates world class productions and engaging projects, reaching thousands worldwide every year.

New Adventures has received numerous international awards and an incredible 12 Olivier Award nominations, including six wins. Over the past 30 years, New Adventures has created 11 full-length productions and a triple-bill of short works. This award-winning repertoire has inspired and thrilled millions of people worldwide. In 2019, the company premieres its 12th full-length production, Romeo and Juliet.

Tickets for Sadler’s Wells will be on sale from March 18, 2019 at