Filmed at Sadler's Wells in 2019, Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes is a triumphant adaptation of the legendary 1948 feature film by Micheal Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
The double Olivier Award-winning show is Hans Christian Andersen's tale of obsession, possession, and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page, played by Ashley Shaw who won a National Dance Award for her performance, lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: the composer Julian Craster played by original cast member Dominic North, and legendary impresario Boris Lermontov, with the great Adam Cooper in the role.
Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and performed live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis, and projection by Duncan McLean. The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Also included is the new film, The Making of The Red Shoes, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with cast members, Ashley Shaw, Dominic North and Adam Cooper; orchestrator, Terry Davies; and director and choreographer Matthew Bourne. A wonderful and exciting peek behind the curtain!