Matthew Bourne’s production of The Red Shoes will tour the UK in 2019 and 2020.
From the cast to all the tour dates and venues, here’s all you need to know about the upcoming production of Matthew Bourne’s award-winning adaptation of the legendary film.
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.
The Red Shoes tour dates, tickets and venues
MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2019
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2019
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
TUESDAY 3 DECEMBER 2019 – SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 2020
SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE, LONDON
TUESDAY 28 JANUARY – SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2020
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2020
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2020
THE HIPPODROME, BIRMINGHAM
TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2020
THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH
TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY 2020
TUESDAY 3 MARCH – SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020
THE HIPPODROME THEATRE, BRISTOL
TUESDAY 10 MARCH – SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, WIMBLEDON
TUESDAY 17 MARCH – SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020
THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
TUESDAY 24 MARCH – SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020
THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON
TUESDAY 31 MARCH – SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
TUESDAY 7 APRIL – SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2020
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
TUESDAY 14 APRIL – SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2020
THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
TUESDAY 21 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY 2020
THEATRE ROYAL NEWCASTLE
TUESDAY 5 MAY – SATURDAY 9 MAY 2020
HULL NEW THEATRE
TUESDAY 12 MAY – SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE
TUESDAY 19 MAY – SATURDAY 23 MAY 2020
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH
TUESDAY 26 MAY – SATURDAY 30 MAY 2020
TUESDAY 2 JUNE – SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2020
The Red Shoes Tour cast
The cast of The Red Shoes UK tour features:
BORIS LERMONTOV – played by Adam Cooper (until 19 January 2020), Glenn Graham, Reece Causton (from February 2020), Ben Brown (from February 2020) and Andrew Monaghan (from March 2020)
VICTORIA PAGE – played by Ashley Shaw and Cordelia Braithwaites
JULIAN CRASTER – played by Dominic North, Stephen Murray (until end of February 2020), Harrison Dowzell (until end of February 2020) and Andrew Monaghan (from 17 February 2020)
IRINA BORONSKAJA – played by Michela Meazza (until 8 February 2020), Sophia Hurdley and Katie Webb (from 17 February 2020)
IVAN BOLESLAWSKY – played byLiam Mower and Jackson Fisch
GRISCHA LJUBOV – played by Glenn Graham, Liam Mower and Danny Reubens
Completing the task are Steph Billers, João Carolino, Cameron Flynn, Christina Rebecca Gibbs, Rose Goddard, Bryony Harrison, Daisy May Kemp, Kate Lyons, Matt Petty, Catrin Thomas, Jem Trim and Joshua White.
Matthew Bourne said: “I’m proud that for nearly 20 years, New Adventures has built an unprecedented audience for dance throughout the UK, and for this national tour of “The Red Shoes” we will play over 200 performances across 21 leading regional large-scale theatres, more than any other UK dance company.
“We have an audience who are fiercely loyal, questioning and open-minded, as has been shown on the current tour of our radical reinterpretation of “Romeo and Juliet”. As ever, I am grateful for their trust and enthusiastic support.
“I’m thrilled that for the first revival of our 2016 hit, “The Red Shoes”, most of the original leading cast will be returning including Ashley Shaw in her multi award-winning performance as Victoria Page.
“Along with several New Adventures rising stars, who will be performing in the production for the first time, I’m particularly excited to be re-united with my original Swan, the wonderful Adam Cooper, who joins us for the first time in twenty years.”