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Press Release: Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes released in cinemas nationwide May 19 & 24, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE RED SHOES
RELEASED IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE ON 19 & 24 MAY
 
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Running time 97 mins / BBFC TBC / Released in cinemas nationwide 19 & 24 May, 2020
 
More2Screen is delighted to announce that Matthew Bourne’s double Olivier award-winning dance adaptation of the legendary film ‘The Red Shoes’ will be screened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 19 and 24 May. Cinema tickets will go on sale on Friday 21 February.
 
‘Utterly enthralling’
★★★★★ Daily Express
 ‘Bourne’s supremacy is assured with a gorgeous take on a film classic’ 
★★★★ The Times
 ‘Matthew Bourne’s finest achievement to date’
★★★★★ The Stage
 
Matthew Bourne commented: ‘I’m proud that for nearly 20 years, New Adventures has built an unprecedented audience for dance. Cinema plays a vital role in ensuring we can take our productions to many more places, both across the UK and around the world, than it is possible for us to reach with our live performances. I am delighted that our dance production of The Red Shoes, based on the Powell and Pressburger film that I have loved since I was a teenager, will now have its moment on the big screen.’
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, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London and is the seventh New Adventures production to be filmed in partnership with More2Screen and distributed to cinemas worldwide. 
 
World-famous dancer, actor and choreographer, Adam Cooper, returns to New Adventures after more than 20 years to play the iconic role of Svengali-like Impresario ‘Boris Lermontov’. One of New Adventures much-loved stars, Ashley Shaw, reprises her award-winning role of ‘Victoria Page’ having first created it for the 2016 World Premiere Season.  Acclaimed New Adventures performer Dominic North dances the role of struggling composer ‘Julian Craster’, with whom Victoria falls in love.  The filmed cast also includes other celebrated New Adventures dancers: Michela Meazza as the Prima Ballerina of Ballet Lermontov ‘Irina Boronskaya’, Liam Mower as Premier Danseur ‘Ivan Boleslawsky’ and Glenn Graham as the Ballet Master ‘Grischa Ljubov’.
 
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and produced by Illuminations.  It is being screened in cinemas worldwide by More2Screen, a leading Event Cinema distributor based in London.
 
For more information visit: TheRedShoesCinema.com 

#TheRedShoesCinema

 
CREDITS
 
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
 
Cast
 
BORIS LERMONTOV, Ballet Impresario:  Adam Cooper
VICTORIA PAGE, A Rising Star:  Ashley Shaw
JULIAN CRASTER, A Struggling Composer:  Dominic North
 
The Ballet Lermontov
 
IRINA BORONSKAYA, Prima Ballerina:  Michela Meazza
IVAN BOLESLAWSKY, Premier Danseur:  Liam Mower
GRISCHA LJUBOV, Ballet Master, Choreographer and Character Artist:  Glenn Graham
NADIA – Rose Goddard
SVETLANA – Bryony Harrison
BERYL – Stephanie Billers
PAMELA – Kate Lyons
MIKHAIL –Danny Reubens
ANTON – Harrison Dowzell
SERGE – Jackson Fisch
FREDERIC – Joao Carolino
 
LADY NESTON (Victoria’s Aunt), JOYCE (Auditionee), EDITH (Costume Designer) – Daisy May Kemp
 
SERGEI RATOV (Scenic Designer) – Reece Causton
 
DIMITRI (Lermontov Secretary & Company Manager) – Ben Brown
MUSIC HALL PERFORMERS, LADY NESTON’s GUESTS and other characters played by members of the Company
 
Production
 
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
Set & Costume Design by Lez Brotherston
Lighting Design by Paule Constable
Sound Design by Paul Groothuis
Projection Design by Duncan McLean
 
NOTES TO EDITORS 

About Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
New Adventures is proud to be a truly national dance-theatre touring company and is one of Britain’s leading exporters of dance internationally. Over the past 30 years New Adventures has transformed the popularity of dance in Britain, creating works that have altered the public perception of what is possible when it comes to telling stories without words. 
 
New Adventures has received numerous international awards and an incredible 12 Olivier Award nominations resulting in 6 wins. Over the past 30 years New Adventures has created 12 full-length productions and a mixed-bill of shorter works. This award-winning repertoire has inspired and thrilled millions of people worldwide.

New Adventures is passionate about diversifying the dance landscape and investing in the future of dance, through delivering inclusive projects for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and developing and inspiring emerging artists. https://new-adventures.net/ 

About More2Screen
More2Screen is a leading distributor of Event Cinema with an unparalleled reputation among its blue-chip partners for professionalism, responsiveness and the delivery of great cinema events to audiences around the world.  Founded in 2006 by CEO Christine Costello, it has been a global pioneer in the harnessing of digital technology to bring the very best in live music, performance arts and cultural entertainment to local cinema audiences. In collaboration with its stellar list of long-standing content partners, More2Screen has acted as consultants, producers and worldwide distributors in bringing over 150 ‘special event’ productions to its network of more than 7,000 cinemas in 65+ international territories. Winner of the inaugural Best European Distributor award in 2015 (Event Cinema Association) and a Screen International Screen Awards finalist in 2015, 2016 and 2017, More2Screen won the Screen Award ‘Event Cinema Campaign of the Year’ category in 2018 for the live broadcast of the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Recent highlights of the More2Screen slate include the special art exhibition event, Gauguin from the National Gallery, London, Emma Rice’s highly acclaimed production of Wise Children and two highly successful musical releases – 42nd Street and Kinky Boots. The Red Shoes is the seventh New Adventures production to be filmed in partnership with More2Screen and distributed to cinemas worldwide. www.more2screen.com
 
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