Matthew Bourne The Red Shoes at the Sadler’s Wells
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The London premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes at the Sadler’s Wells
An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its 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 new adaptaton reunites the creative team who brought you Sleeping Beauty. This world premiere is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the mesmerising music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Hermann (most famous for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Martin Scorcese) and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes will run from 6 December 2016 until 29 January 2017 at the Sadler’s Wells
Creating the coveted role of Victoria Page will be the Australian dancer and New Adventures Principal, Ashley Shaw.
Ashley is currently wowing audiences around the UK and receiving rave reviews for her performance as Aurora in Matthew Bourne’s “Sleeping Beauty”. She has been dancing with New Adventures since 2009 performing many of the Company’s leading female roles including “Nutcracker!”, ‘Lana’ in “The Car Man”, ‘Kim’ in “Edward Scissorhands” and the title role in “Cinderella”. This will be her first created role in a new production.