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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet – Saddler’s Wells, London

Choreographer/Director: Matthew Bourne Music: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Sophia Moss In the not so distant future, a group of young men and women dance in pairs underneath a UFO-shaped chandelier. The dancing is rigid and stiff under the watchful eye of the uniformed guards – one hand up, one hand on wait and box step -, but turns into a loose, ...

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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 – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Director and Choreography: Matthew Bourne Composer: Sergei Prokofiev Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Imagine two things which you wouldn't dream of combining in a million years. Fairy Tale Fluff and World War Two Drama are likely on the list. But somehow Matthew Bourne has done it, and through the medium of ballet to boot. Cinderella is both exactly what you expect – ...

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The Car Man – Curve, Leicester

Creator: Matthew Bourne for New Adventures Music: Terry Davies and Rodion Shchedrin Choreographer: Matthew Bourne Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Laura Jayne Bateman   Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Bizet’s Carmen turns 15 this year: it premiered in 2000 at London’s Old Vic, won an Evening Standard Award, was nominated for an Olivier Award, and hasn’t looked back. This revival is punchy ...

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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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NEWS: Casting announced for Bourne’s Lord of the Flies

New Adventures and Re:Bourne are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming national tour of a thrilling new large-scale dance spectacular production of LORD OF THE FLIES, choreographed by Olivier nominated Scott Ambler, adapted and directed by Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler, based on the classic novel by William Golding. LORD OF THE FLIES is a rare and distinctive collaboration ...

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