A sell-out before its world premiere season even opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics alike across the UK and the USA.
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, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.
‘Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful’ Daily telegraph
‘A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come’ The Observer
‘Enthralling' The Guardian
‘Ravishing’ Financial Times
Bewitching’ Evening Standard
‘A gorgeous take on a film classic’ The Times
‘A trip to see The Red Shoes is a must. Another Bourne legacy’ Sunday Express