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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Designer: Lez Brotherston Lighting Design: Neil Austin Sound Design: Paul Groothuis Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Following on from the critically-acclaimed new work, The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne's New Adventures delve deep into the back catalogue to 1997 to revive their much-loved production of Cinderella. Re-set to World War 2, Cinderella and her shell-shocked, ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Milton Keynes Theatre

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Maggie Constable Always popular at Milton Keynes theatre, Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company make their annual visit this week with the revisioned Cinderella, first seen on U.K stages just over 20 years ago. For those who have not seen Bourne’s Cinderella, this is not the classic fairytale, even if ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – Birmingham Hippodrome

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: John Kennedy Teenage orphan girl is forced into unpaid domestic labour stripped of her true identity. In desperation to gain elitist societal recognition she solicits supernatural means and compromises her feminist agenda in supine pursuit of approval from a privileged peacock aristocrat with a worrying foot fetish. Will this be a ...

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Ross – Chichester Festival Theatre

Ross at Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Terence Rattigan Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Bill Avenell Sometimes you go to the theatre to see an actor at the top of his game; there is one playing Ross at Chichester at the moment. Sometimes you go to see a talented cast combining to produce an all-round team performance; there is just such an opportunity in Chichester’s production of ...

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Edward Scissorhands -The Lowry, Salford

Based on 20th Century Fox Film Created by: Tim Burton deviser /Director/Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe   The imagination and sheer brilliance of Matthew Bourne never ceases to amaze his audiences - from his all-male Swan Lake to this, his outstanding Edward Scissorhands. In this version we see Edward as a very naive young man void of emotion and ...

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Amadeus – Chichester Festival Theatre

Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Jonathan Church Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew In this production of Peter Shaffer’s play some two dozen actors add an operatic quality to what is essentially a chamber ménage à trois between Salieri, Mozart and God. In a ravishing baroque setting by Simon Higlett and costumed by Fotini Dimou to please even the most exacting aficionados of TV ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: William Golding Adaptation &Direction: Mathew Bourne &Scott Ambler Music: Terry Davies Designer: Lez Brotherston Lighting Design: Chris Davey Sound Design: Paul Groothuis Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Costume rails, stage lights, on a deserted island? No, a deserted theatre. Lez Brotherston’s design takes William Golding’s turbulent tale and transforms it to modern day in this unique dance version. No speech, ...

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Lord of the Flies – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Choreographer: Scott Ambler Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Iris Beaumont William Golding’s Lord of the Flies gets the contemporary dance treatemnet courtesy of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in a disturbingly beautiful, violently wild dance interpretations mixing locals performers aged between seven and 25 alongside a cast of professional dancers to produce this maginificent 21st century retelling of the story. Its the ...

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