Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes | About the Event | Worldwide Cinema Release from September 2020

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak and the closure of all cinemas in line with UK government advice, the original May release date of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes has been rescheduled to Wednesday 30 September 2020. Cinema tickets will go on sale in due course.

We will update this website with details of the participating venues and live ticket booking links as soon as possible. If you have already bought tickets for the postponed May screenings please contact the venue directly.
NOTE: Most venues will be operating with fewer staff and it may take them a little longer than usual to respond.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, ‘a gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times), comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) 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 adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

Music by Bernard Herrmann
Orchestrations by Terry Davies

Gallery Images Photo Credit © Johan Persson

Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London in January 2020 | Running time 97 minutes | BBFC Cert: U

‘Utterly enthralling’

Daily Express

‘Sumptuous. Beautifully told, and full of vivid incident’


‘A gorgeous take on a film classic’

The Times

‘A cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’

Evening Standard

‘Simply magical’


‘Enthralling. Richly satisfying’

The Guardian

‘Matthew Bourne works his magic. Blissful’

The Daily Telegraph

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